The First Captain Marvel Trailer Is Not What You Think It Is

The first trailer for Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel debuted Tuesday on Good Morning America and from the moment we are introduced to Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she crashes into a Blockbuster Video we might think that Captain Marvel is going to lean way to far into nostalgia, but it doesn’t. What it does is set up that this film is a period piece in a fun way. The Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) narration hits and we think this is going to be a somber film, but we remember that most Marvel Studio films have a great balance of humor and seriousness (see Carol Danvers punching the old lady).

What the trailer shows in a smart, shorthand is what the movie really is, is the first of its kind. It’s Marvel’s introduction into the female-led solo film. And it’s what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading up to. It’s a perfect blend of the MCU films that came before it ( a mix of Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, and Guardians of the Galaxy). What we get is something a little unexpected, a genuine sci-fi action film that kicks butt but also has a ton of heart.

As Captain Marvel says in the trailer, “I’m not what you think I am,” and hopefully, the film is even more than we ever thought it could be. But we will have to wait until March 8, 2019, when it premieres to find out.



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