A quick recap of the new Captain Marvel trailer

Who else is excited for Captain Marvel?

Well, there’s even more reason to be hyped for it now — the movie’s first official trailer just dropped. In case you missed it, don’t worry. Here’s what went down:

The trailer starts off with an auspicious ‘90s reference — Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) crashing into a vintage Blockbuster Movie store, which is now obsolete in most parts of America. We meet Nick Fury; he’s younger than we’re used to, with a full head of hair and one eyepatch less. Clearly, the Danvers-Fury dynamic will be one to follow throughout the movie.

Eventually, we catch glimpses of the movie’s conflict.

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We meet the two alien races in the movie — the Kree (Captain Marvel is half-Kree in the comics, and presumably in this movie), and the shape-shifting Skrulls. Starforce, a historically villainous Kree organization, is featured prominently — Danvers herself is shown to be a part of it, donning its signature uniform for most of the trailer. Ronan the Accuser, pre-Guardians of the Galaxy, makes a cameo, looking over what seems to be Earth.


This should be a simple, succinct tale of a hero finding her place, and learning of what she truly needs to be.

 

Jude Law’s Mar-Vell, Captain Marvel’s mentor, also sneaks his way into the trailer, with a single shot of his worried face. Finally, the trailer ends with an exhilarating tease: Captain Marvel, in her signature suit, powering up for a big battle.

From the trailer, we can deduce that a big theme of the story will be Marvel balancing her dual Kree-Human heritage. This should be a simple, succinct tale of a hero finding her place, and learning of what she truly needs to be.

Bonus easter egg: Comic book fans rejoice — this Kree-Skrull storyline may evolve into the famous Secret Invasion arc, where many Marvel heroes were replaced by “imposter” Skrulls. Who knows — we might get this arc in Avengers 4.

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