Guys, she's here! The new Captain Marvel trailer has finally dropped and people are loving it. If you're not a Marvel fan, you may not understand why this is so important, so we'll explain. Let's just say this movie sets up a serious smackdown for Thanos in the next Avengers film.
Captain Marvel, or Carol Danvers, is a United States Air Force officer who eventually ends up with her DNA fused with that of a powerful alien. We won't tell you how, because spoilers. The fusion gives her incredible strength, the ability to fly, pre-cognition, and a few more handy little upgrades. Historically, Captain Marvel has been one of the strongest and most progressive heroes, male or female, within the Marvel Universe. At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, during the end credits, Nick Fury reached out to Captain Marvel for help.
Her powers and her hybrid DNA may be what turn the tide against Thanos' powers, but first we have to introduce her and for that we get a whole movie. The trailer is set squarely in the '90s, which we can tell because there's a Blockbuster Video and Nick Fury still has both eyes. Also we're pretty sure there's a nod to Top Gun with one or two of the scenes. Carol, played by Brie Larson (you might know her from Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), already has her powers but doesn't seem to know how to use them, what they are, or who she is.
The trailer doesn't tell us much except that Nick and Carol are trying to figure things out, that aliens are involved, an old lady gets punched in the face, and Carol's powers are EPIC.
Check it out.
Twitter is in love and they're not afraid to show it.
Mark your calendars, folks. In 2019 we'll finally find out why that old lady got decked in the face!