It’s been an excruciating last few months for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — going without a new movie since “Ant-Man and the Wasp” at the beginning of July — but we’re now only two months away from “Captain Marvel.” And on Monday night Disney dropped a new trailer for Marvel’s first woman-led superhero spectacular.
At first glance the clip is light on new information — the marketing campaign has really leaned in on the bromance between Carol Danvers and young(er) Nick Fury, and this new trailer is no exception. But this time out we did get to see some more scenes between Captain Marvel and her mentor (yes, it’s Mar-Vell), played by Jude Law, and some more of the film’s humor.
Also, in case you weren’t certain this takes place in the mid-90s, Elastica’s 1994 hit single “Connection” provides the background music and Nick Fury makes a grunge music joke.
“Captain Marvel” will introduce us to the most powerful hero yet in the MCU. And, we strongly suspect, tell a story that will play some role in Thanos setting off on his crusade that culminated in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Despite the focus on a new face in Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), “Captain Marvel” will also include a number of familiar characters, including Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) and SHIELD agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg).
The main thrust of the story will see Captain Marvel, an operative of the alien Kree, chasing a group of shapeshifting Skrull rebels to Earth. That villainous group will be led by Ben Mendolsohn’s Talos.
In addition to Larson, Jackson an Mendolsohn, the main players in “Captain Marvel” will be Annette Bening, Jude Law and Gemma Chan. It was written by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Geneva Dworet-Robertson and Jac Schaeffer from a story by Nicole Perlman, Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse.
Boden and Fleck are also the directors.
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