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Brie Larson saves the day in the First Trailer for “Captain Marvel”

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: She’s here. Diversity is continuing to come to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in the form of their first female led picture. This morning, we got our very first look at her when Marvel dropped a Trailer for Captain Marvel, their next blockbuster (no pun intended, which you’ll understand when you watch the Trailer). Brie Larson gets the honor here, giving the MCU someone very distinctive. Only hinted at in Avengers: Infinity War, now she gets an origin story of her own. You’ll be able to see the Trailer at the end of this piece, but first…a bit of discussion is in order!

The film is an action flick, one tinged with science fiction, as well as a period setting in the 1990’s. The synopsis one can find on the internet actually doesn’t give much more detail than that, as it states: “Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.” Danvers (Larson) is said to be Marvel’s most powerful hero. So, this could be epic. Notably, the period setting allows Samuel L. Jackson to appear as Nick Fury with both of his eyes, as well as Clark Gregg to return as Agent Phil Coulson. Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck co-direct and co-write here, while the script is also credit to the group of Liz Flahive, Meg LeFauve, Carly Mensch, Nicole Perlman, and Geneva Robertson-Dworet. The cast includes Annette Bening, Gemma Chan, Mckenna Grace, Djimon Hounsou, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, and more. Ben Davis is behind the camera handling the cinematography, while Pinar Toprak composed the score.

From the looks of this Trailer, this could be positively epic in scope, while still being a lot of fun. In some ways, it looks like a cross between Captain America and Guardians of the Galaxy, which has me sold. Very sold, in fact. The film is going to set up Captain Marvel as the potential savior of the universe, so getting to see her in action here is actually vital. She’s going to be going up against Thanos in the next Avengers outing, after all. Without question, this is set up to be another hit for Marvel and a successful MCU installment.

This marks another turning point for Marvel and their super successful MCU. The flicks have been getting better and better, all while hinting that big changes were coming. We saw some of that in Avengers: Infinity War, and depending how much of it sticks in the sequel, there will be a changing of the guard. Larson seems poised to headline that change, though that remains to be seen. Regardless, Marvel was overdue to have a female led film, so now it’s here, and that’s 100% a good thing. Anyone who doubted Kevin Feige here clearly wasn’t paying attention. His track record is too good to ignore.

The Trailer for Captain Marvel can be seen below, in all of its glory, and expect a ton more to come out between today and March of 2019. The release date is March 8th to be precise, so it’s less than a six month wait now. This movie probably won’t do Black Panther numbers (almost nothing can do that, frankly), but it can easily wind up one of Marvel’s biggest origin stories. The potential is there. Take a look at this Trailer and you’ll understand why. Give it a look and then sit tight for more on the new MCU heroine in the coming weeks and months…

Here now is the Trailer for Captain Marvel:

Stay tuned for plenty more on Captain Marvel between now and March!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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