After a long wait, the first trailer for Captain Marvel, Marvel's first female-led film, has arrived. It also happens to be the first Marvel project to be helmed by a woman, Anna Boden, who shares directing duties with her longtime collaborator Ryan Fleck. It is also the first MCU installment to be scored by a woman, Pinar Toprak. But the real star of the show is Brie Larson (Kong: Skull Island) as Air Force pilot Carol Danvers.
Danvers gains superpowers when her DNA is infused with that of the Kree, an ancient alien race responsible for making the Inhumans many millennia ago. For her standalone movie, Danvers will be traveling into (or back from?) space, finding herself in the middle of a brutal war between the Kree and the shapeshifting Skrulls.
Watch the debut trailer take flight below:
Of course she crashes into a Blockbuster.
Set in the 1990s, before every other MCU movie, Captain Marvel's cast includes a lot of (de-aged) familiar faces, like the narrator — Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury — alongside Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson), Lee Pace (Ronan the Accuser), and Djimon Hounsou (Korath). With a lost memory and plenty of Top Gun moments on top of the origins of Fury's involvement with the otherworldly, Larson looks to make this "renegade soldier" one of the most touching and powerful Marvel heroes. Plus, she punches an old lady (that's likely a shapeshifted alien).
We haven't met Captain Marvel in the MCU just yet, but she was heavily teased in the only post-credits sequence of Avengers: Infinity War. As he begins to fade away from Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet finger snap, Fury sends out some sort of distress signal on a beeper-like device, which briefly shows the hero's logo. Once she's established next year, Danvers will be ready to help the remaining Avengers fight Thanos and undo his devastation.
Oh yeah, and totally rock this poster:
New cast members come in the form of Ben Mendelsohn (Skrull leader Talos), Lashana Lynch (Carol's friend Maria Rambeau), Gemma Chan (Starforce member Minn-Erva), Algenis Perez Soto (Starforce member Att-Lass), Rune Temte (Starforce member Bron-Char), Jude Law (Carol's mentor Mar-Vell / Walter Lawson), Robert Kazinsky, Annette Bening, Vik Sahay, and Colin Ford.
Captain Marvel flies into theaters March 8, 2019.