Brie Larson stars as the ‘90s-set superhero, aka The One Who Is Going To Sort Out All This Thanos Nonsense
Yes, Blockbuster! It is the ‘90s, and there is a Blockbuster Video store and everything is great - already this movie will be the best thing ever.
Apologies for the (correct and justified) outburst - let’s focus on what we’ve got here. What we’ve got, is the first trailer for Captain Marvel, and it is here, for you to watch, right now:
Woah! Lots of glowy eyes and all that business right there! That’s Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, a half human/half alien superhero who crash lands on earth and then gets in a big fight with the Skrulls - an extraterrestrial race led by a big bad called Talos The Untamed, played by Ben Mendelsohn.
ALSO, it is Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, the one who - what with her being perhaps the most powerful superhero of all the Marvel lot - is set to save everything in Avengers 4, after she was teased in the post-credits scene at the end of Infinity War. She’s a big deal, basically.
Marvel boss Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly:
“She is more powerful than any character we’ve introduced thus far.
“So that alone tells you that there’s a reason Nick hit that button at the end, when he realised that they were up against something far bigger than they had ever been up against before.
“And having her on your side is hopefully going to change the balance of power in a way that they desperately need.”
The film, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind, which you should absolutely see if you haven’t already) will be heading our way in March, so before the final part of the Avengers saga hits, introducing us to Captain Marvel before she presumably plays a massive part in the big conclusion. The film also stars Sam L. Jackson (with one of those CGI youngify filters all over his face), Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Gemma Chan and Clark Gregg (also with a bit of that youthful CGI plastered over his noggin).
For people that love glowing eyes and and flipping upside down onto moving trains, this is about as exciting as it gets!