'Captain Marvel' trailer—first thoughts

September 18, 2018


 Trailer still | © Marvel YouTube


At the time of writing this, the first official trailer for  “Captain Marvel,” Marvel’s newest addition to their Cinematic Universe, was released only a few short hours ago. The film has two directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, a team who have never previously directed a Marvel film, but movies such as “The Big C” and “It’s Kind of A Funny Story."


The trailer kicks off with an explosion as a figure that we can assume is Captain Marvel, played by Brie Larson, is catapulted through the roof of Blockbuster Video (R.I.P), while disaster sirens blare, creating an air of danger. So far, we are off to a good start.


Next, as the Marvel Studios logo rolls over the trailer, we are met with the all-too familiar voice of Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, who has been missing from the series since he was attacked by HYDRA in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” This time, he is much younger (and has better depth perception).


The next few cuts show us what appears to be Captain Marvel’s memories of a previous life before powers, as well as some impressive action sequences. The tagline of the film, “Discover what makes a hero” takes up a portion of the end of the trailer.

 Trailer still | © Marvel YouTube


This first trailer released is short. The YouTube video released by Marvel clocks out at 1 minute, 57 seconds, but it manages to get the point across. We’re interested and engaged and eager to “discover what makes a hero.”


Overall, we’re excited to see this film when it comes out in March of next year. The trailer really gives off a sense of urgency and there seems to be a great deal of impressive action (this is Marvel after all). We believe Captain Marvel, both as a character and a film, will be an excellent addition to this big, beautiful, well-established Cinematic Universe we’ve all come to know and love.




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