Since the final moments of Avengers: Infinity War, fans have been waiting with bated breath for as much news about the upcoming Captain Marvel film as they could get. Now, with roughly four months until its release, Marvel has dropped a new trailer — and damn it’s good
Here’s the thing, I’ve personally been unsure what I want the Captain Marvel film to be like. Having seen so many origin stories at this point, a part of me was concerned (and still is concerned) that the usual clichés and superhero ascension conventions could rear their heads in this narrative, ultimately diminishing its power due to its familiarity.
However, this trailer seems to be using the origin story formula in a unique way. By framing the story in different timelines (the current one, and the one our hero can’t entirely remember), there is plenty of opportunity for interesting plot twists, more character depth, and narrative complexity — all of which are welcome.
The CGI also looks pretty good for the most part. I was worried about Nick Fury mostly; de-aging software still isn’t perfect (as we could see in Star Wars: Rogue One) and I was hoping that Fury’s face wasn’t going to look overly edited. Time will tell whether it does or not, but in this trailer it looked okay. Still, though, I would have been happy if they recast a young Nick Fury (another opportunity to get Donald Glover on the silver screen).
Captain Marvel is slated to be released on March 8, 2019 in the United States. Until then, we’ll have to pick apart this trailer for any and all easter eggs while we wait!