Carol Danvers soars onto the big screen with her own solo adventure, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel,” on March 8, 2019!
Above you can catch the first trailer for Captain Marvel, the 21st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the penultimate film to the Phase 3 closer, the untitled fourth Avengers film. Brie Larson stars in the role of Carol Danvers, making her the first solo female lead for a Marvel Studios film. Based on this trailer, the Oscar winner is in good company.
While there’s been a consistent level of entertainment, at the very least, to be found in this successful comic book franchise, there’s a lot of interest to be found in the setup for Captain Marvel. For one thing, as one can tell by the Blockbuster Video that appears early on, the film is set in the 90s, so it’s a period piece. As Danvers attempts to figure out her journey, while presumably listening to Nirvana, she’s also going to meet a two-eyed Nick Fury played by a de-aged Samuel L. Jackson. We’ve seen this before in MCU films, but Captain Marvel will be the first to keep the de-aged character around for the majority of the film.
Going on just the trailer, I ‘ll be curious if the film will be structured as we’re getting it. We’ve had plenty of origin stories, but Danvers has seemingly lost her memory and finds that it’s coming back to her. If the film decides to throw us into things and have us discover Danvers past as she does throughout the film, that’s at least a different way to handle a superhero origin story. It would also help further separate her from the pack, as the film seems to already be a mashup of Captain America (soldier-turned-superhero), Thor (fish out of water on earth), and Guardians of the Galaxy (cosmic adventure). Of course, given that each of those films, let alone this series, has found consistent success, familiarity isn’t exactly a turn off for the MCU.
Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, another intriguing choice from Marvel Studios. Even while you can expect a certain sense of visual connection with the other films, one can expect a level of humanity to reflect in the final product. Given the way the trailer features some neat editing flashes that take you through Danvers life, while she’s in the same position and poses, one can only hope for those little directorial flourishes to stand out and provide a solid standalone. feature
Of course, there’s also the concern for where things will lead to set up the next Avengers film. With the big mystery being how to solve the problem created at the end of Infinity War, audiences will soon be able to see the vast power Captain Marvel posses, and why she was briefly teased in a vital scene within that film. Whether or not she’s responsible for completely saving the day, one can presume this upcoming Captain Marvel film will provide sound reasoning as to why she matters, despite being introduced so late in the game.
Captain Marvel arrives in theaters and IMAX March 8, 2019.
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, this upcoming superhero adventure is set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019. Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch, and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.
Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel.” Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher, and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.
Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis, Oscar®- nominated production designer Andy Nicholson, costume designer Sanja Hays, editors Elliot Graham and Debbie Berman, two-time Oscar nominee, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend, stunt coordinator Jim Churchman and six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick.
Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe on March 8, 2019! Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @CaptainMarvel on Twitter, and Like “Captain Marvel” on Facebook for the latest on “Captain Marvel” as it develops!