After being left with the pessimistic and cliffhanger of an ending of “Avengers: Infinity War,” Marvel fans haven’t been able to sit still. When the announcement of a new hero and movie was made, the public went berserk in excitement as theories began to form. The last of the teaser trailer series, released on YouTube Jan. 7, gave fans more of an insight on what to expect from the film.
Carol Danvers played by Brie Larson is seen to be an Airforce Pilot, and it is speculated that she came into the middle of a dogfight between the two Alien races: the Kree and the Skrall. Her plane exploded after the battle, causing her to lose most of her memories and from the looks of it, also give her super-human powers. This is a change from the comics, in which she gets her powers handed down from the superhero Mar-Vel.
The Kree are a race of noble warrior heroes that are extremely skilled in the art of fighting. They have been in a constant war with the Skrall, who are another alien group that can take the form of whoever they want. The only thing with the Skrall is that they cannot mimic the powers of the person they shapeshift into (only SuperSkrall can do that, and the SuperSkrall are still owned by Sony).
The Kree take Danvers in when she is close to death. They teach her how to fight, but she was thrown into the middle of a war between these two races. Danvers has to eventually pick a side to fight for. Stay with the strict and militaristic ways of the Kree, bow down to the Skrall, or fight for Earth.
The movie is set in the mid-‘90s in what is believed to be California. This is up for speculation, but there is a lot of evidence pointing towards it due to the inclusion of Panchos restaurant, which in real life is called Zebras—a restaurant in the golden state. Along with that, the Air Force test base that we see Danvers walk out of is located in the Mojave desert.
The banter between Danvers and Nick Fury played by Samuel L. Jackson in this trailer shows a lot of development for Fury’s character. How we’ve seen Fury in any other Marvel film is as a strict leader, but in this teaser, he seems more laid back. He also isn’t missing an eye anymore, which means we might finally see what actually happened to Fury’s eye.
Fury then comments on Danvers’ outfit, calling it “grunge.” Leaked set photos were released of Danvers beating up a biker while he was wearing those same clothes. She could have possibly taken his clothes after beating him up. If so, that might be a reference to “Terminator II: Judgement Day,” where Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character beats up a biker and steals his clothes.
In the next scene, we see Ronan the Accuser from “Guardians of The Galaxy.” played by Lee Pace. If you don’t remember Ronan’s backstory, he is a Kree soldier that went rogue to find the infinity stones. It will be interesting to see how this storyline will play out in the film itself.
Later in the trailer, the Skrall slowly move out of the water and take the form of someone nearby. Unlike characters like Mystique from X-Men, when the Skrall shapeshift it looks painful as if they can feel every cell being transformed.
Furthermore, Danvers/Captain Marvel crash down into a train and punch a Skrall disguised as an old lady. A fight breaks out, and when the Skrall’s head hits the pole, you can see it bend, showing us how strong the Skrall actually are.
Elaborating on Danvers’ and Fury’s relationship, Danvers shoots a photon blast from her hand at a jukebox, proving to Fury that she’s not a Skrall. Danvers’ powers are ones that even the Kree or the Skrall don’t have, showing Fury she is truly not a Skrall.
Danvers’ team known as the StarForce appears on screen. The StarForce is made up of Att-Lass played by Algenis Perez Soto, Captain Marvel, Bron-Char played by Rune Temte, Minn-Evra played by Gemma Chan, Korath the Pursuer from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” played by Djimon Hounsou and Yon-Rogg played by Jude Law, who has yet to be seen. The StarForce is a highly elite team of fighters within the Kree.
We then see Yon-Rogg sparing with Danvers. As tensions rise, she charges up her fist with what seems to be a photon blast. It is speculated that Yon-Rogg might actually be a double agent for someone since in the comics, Yon-Rogg is the main antagonist for Captain Marvel.
The next scene cuts between Danvers falling over and over again, with her always getting back up. The main motivation in this movie seems like it’s going to be finding Danvers’ past, because multiple times in this trailer, it mentions how she can’t remember her past life
Then, we finally see Danvers in her Captain Marvel costume, once she abandons the Kree and when she’s going binary. This is a power that is also unique to her – resulting in her glowing, flying, and supercharge ability.
The trailer ends with some more witty banter between Danvers and Fury. Danvers mentions how ridiculous it is that a secret organization has merchandise. This might also be a jab at how most superhero costumes like Spiderman or Captain America flaunt who they are on their costume, with their logos that tell everyone who they are.
This trailer shows how powerful Captain Marvel actually is. It also shows that she is much more powerful than any of the Avengers, and makes it seem like she is the only one that will be able to stop Thanos in the upcoming “Avengers: Endgame.” Captain Marvel is expected to be released on March 4 this year, with a vivacious fanbase excited to see what comes next in the thrilling plotlines of the MCU.