What We Learned From The Captain Marvel Trailer

After a trailer follows a customary breakdown. Even if I have nothing much to say about it, apart from how awesome it looks. Jokes aside, it turns out, I do have something non-trivial to say about it, which leads into this trailer breakdown for the second Captain Marvel trailer released today. In case you haven’t seen it, head on over to this post to check it out.

Now, on to some interesting details gleaned from the trailer.

The Old Woman is indeed a Skrull

The first trailer kinda all but confirmed this for the hardcore fans. The general audience was quite possibly taken aback at Carol Danvers in costume slamming an old lady. This trailer opens with an extended scene that clears the air for those general audiences, assuring them that Danvers is hitting that lady because she just so happens to be a Skrull in disguise. That should clear Captain Marvel’s image up for those who didn’t get the sequence, which looks like an elaborate set-piece that continues atop a moving train, reminiscent of Spider-Man 2.

Non-Linear Storytelling

The second trailer gives a strong impression that Captain Marvel’s origin story will be told through non-linear flashbacks interspersed with the normal narrative. After suffering from her fatal accident, which is again shown in the trailer, Danvers has lapses in memory and becomes an amnesiac, unable to recall events from her life as a human. The accident infuses her memory with the original Kree Mar-Vell granting her his powers. This origin might be slightly altered in the cinematic adaptation but the memory-loss is retained, leading to flashes of her life possibly triggered at different points in the movie, sparked by specific incidents.

Blue Blood

The blue blood is an interesting sight, seeing as it’s a sign of Kree origins. There’s something going on in that scene and in the conversations with Annette Bening’s character that we’re unaware of. The earliest comics had Captain Marvel as a human infused with Kree DNA after the accident, however the recent runs have updated her origin story to make her a human-Kree hybrid whose powers were always present, but only activated after coming in contact with Kree. Kind of like the Terragenesis undergone by Inhumans in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. If so, this further solidifies the connection between the show and the movie.

Bad Ass Powers

Her powers are undoubtedly savage and nowhere is this indicated more than in the final space scene, where she launches an all out assault on the invading Skrull spaceships. And that, right through space. It’s been heavily compared to the Super Saiyan mode of the Dragonball Z series and I can totally see how she can take on Thanos after that scene.

Fury And The “Captain Marvel Cat

This one’s too good to pass. We wrote a dedicated piece theorizing how Chewie the cat could end up blinding Nick Fury but it also has another angle to it. The scene is meant to show a soft, less stern Fury after the events of the movie presumably harden and mould him into the tough S.H.I.E.L.D. director. That’s possibly going to be Fury’s arc through the movie and it’ll certainly be interesting to see how that plays out.

There’s honestly a lot more that’s open for speculation, whether it’s Jude Law’s appearance or Ronan and Coulson’s brief trailer cameos. Let us know what you dug out in the comments below.

Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019.