Now that the dust has settled on Infinity War (which is out now on various Home Entertainment formats), our attention can finally shift to what’s next in the MCU. DC might have beaten Marvel to have the first female proper superhero movie with Wonder Woman, the MCU’s Captain Marvel is finally on the horizon.
The first trailer has arrived, and by Joss, computer de-ageing has come along way since X-Men The Last Stand. On a side note, the trailer also contains 100% more old lady being punched in the face by the titular hero than I was expecting. Brie Larson stars as test pilot Carol Danvers who becomes the all-powerful Captain Marvel. Unlike most superhero films, we won’t be getting a standard origins story as Danvers will already have her powers. That doesn’t mean we won’t have meaty flashbacks to catch us up to speed. Featuring a two-eyed Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and a fresh-faced Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), Captain Marvel also features a couple of familiar MCU faces on the Starforce team.
Guardians of the Galaxy’s Djimon Hounsou as Korath and Lee Pace returns as Ronan the Accuser. As the film takes place in the 90s, Captain Marvel explores a previously unseen chapter in the MCU. Also starring Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn (really cornering the villain market at the moment), with Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, and Mckenna Grace. Captain Marvel touches down in cinemas on March 8, 2019.
Phase three of the MCU has just two movies left before many beloved characters bid farewell to the franchise. Hopefully, Danvers still has her pager switched on so she can answer Fury’s call as seen in Infinity War’s post-credits scene. Surely Captain Marvel could end Thanos with a snap of her fingers.
The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.