WATCH: Captain Marvel Trailer – I’m With Her

Captain Marvel isn’t here to fight an (Infinity) war, she is going to end it.

Marvel Studios released a new trailer for Captain Marvel during Monday Night Football (and just in time to release in theaters in front of Mary Poppins Returns and Aquaman).

The trailer starts off with the biggest talking point from the teaser: Carol Danvers punching an old lady in the face. Now audiences finally get to see why: because she is a Skrull, and as Fury says, “Skrulls are the bad guys.” They will act as the main antagonists of the film, but maybe not the only ones. Since the film includes Ronan the Accuser, who we know goes on to become the main villain in Guardians of the Galaxy. Jude Law also stars in a mysterious role, rumored to be the villainous Yon-Rogg, and based off this trailer and his creepy line delivery it appears Carol will break away from the Kree/Skrull War to act as a third party. Fighting for Earth as its first defender (or second Avenger).

Another major surprise in the trailer is the appearance of Annette Benning in a yet unknown role (gender-flipped Mar-Vell?) laying out the basic origin for the audience. That Carol was a human the Kree modified, but there might be more to her history than she knows, which leads Carol on a journey of self-discovery. A journey that will put her in the middle of the Kree/Skrull War on Earth in the 1990s where she will meet a young Nick Fury.

The film looks to include a number of easter eggs and cameos to be considered a giant prequel to the MCU. Audiences will see a young Nick Fury and how he lost his eye, a young Phil Coulson, Ronan and Korath before Guardians of the Galaxy, and this trailer showed the first appearance of the Quinjet. We discover it all begins with her(o). The her to hero transition is easily one of, if not THE, greatest tagline in any Marvel Studios film.

Carol has many different looks in the trailer. The green Kree uniform harkening back to the original Captain Marvel’s costume. We see her wearing her helmet with the mohawk haircut as she has in the comics. The traditional Carol Danvers Captain Marvel costume of red and blue. Finally, there is an allusion to Carol’s identity of Binary in the comics. The glowing cosmic force that surrounds her that appears to be her final form in the movie. The physical manifestation of her completed character arc. When she accomplishes her inner goal, she will unlock a literal new power. The binary power set could serve as the MCU’s version of the Phoenix Force.

The trailer ends with Captain Marvel using the full force of her Binary powers to destroy alien ships in space, looking like something out of a 70’s rock album cover. The power on display shows she is a force to be reckoned with and one Thanos should fear. Her power easily rivals that of Thor and Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Infinity War. Kevin Feige said Captain Marvel would be the strongest hero, and it looks like they delivered.

The final tag at the end is the appearance of the fan favorite cat, Chewie (here named Goose as a Top Gun reference) and seeing Nick Fury’s softer side.

Marvel Studios also dropped a beautiful new poster for Captain Marvel, using the blue and red to highlight her two lives of Earth and Kree.

Captain Marvel arrives in theaters on March 8, 2019. What did you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below.