Captain Marvel trailer breakdown

The first trailer for Brie Larson's Marvel movie has premiered ahead of its 2019 release.

We meet our titular hero (AKA Carol Danvers), a former USA airforce pilot, in the mid-'90s after she has already acquired her superhuman powers from an explosion of a Kree device.

"It's hard to explain, I keep having these memories", she replies, as flashes from her unknown past - such as Danvers as a fighter pilot - flicker across the screen.

Feige says setting Captain Marvel prior to the events of Marvel's other films "seemed like a fun thing to try and a fun way to give Carol Danvers her own standalone origin story". We've seen pics of this uniform months ago, but now we see it in action. We have seen a hint of her arrival in the post-credit scene of Avengers Infinity War when Nick Fury is seen paging her before he gets obliterated by Thanos' snap. She will return to earth to fight the Skrulls - Marvel villains who have shape-shifting abilities - with Ben Mendelsohn as their leader.

The trailer shows scenes from the character's life - from childhood to training in the Air Force to her transformation as a superhero.

"War is a universal language", narrates Samuel L Jackson's Nick Fury, "I know a renegade soldier when I see one".

Captain Marvel is the first Marvel film to star a solo female superhero and the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following 2018's Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Larson previously told Vanity Fair she accepted the part because "I couldn't deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that's progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would've had growing up". We also get our first glimpse of Jude Law as Mar-Vell. "Never occured to me that one might come from above". I like that they kept in the story line with her amnesia.

The brand new trailer released on Monday evening, a flawless remedy to conclude the first day of the week if you ask the little nerd in me (she knows the pain that went into covering Emmys at Indian Standard Time).

Now if you'll excuse us, we're gonna have to go back and watch that trailer a few million more times while we wait with feverish anticipation for the movie to land in theaters.

  • Kyle Peterson