Now I know I wasn’t the only person who was confused when it was announced that the next Marvel film would be Captain Marvel. At the time, I did not know who she was but I did know we would see her somewhere in Infinity War (which we did).
SPOILER (but if you’re a fan of the MCU and you haven’t seen it by now, shame on you): At the end of Avengers: Infinity War, people start to evaporate into thin air after the infamous snap including Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). But just before disappearing, Fury takes out a pager (new babies! A pager is what we used before we had cell phones. Someone could page you and then you had to find a phone in order to call that number) and makes one last page before dropping it and ALMOST cussing in classic Jackson fashion. As the pager lie on the ground, we see this really American looking symbol, which is the Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) shield.
So here we are and I know someone has this same question. Out of all the times the world was and has been in danger, why are we paging this lady NOW and not any time before? No one wanted to page her during the battle in New York? No one wanted to page her during Age of Ultron? WHERE HAS SHE BEEN?
Now that I got that out, I’m going to be honest here, I was waiting to be wowed by this trailer…I was not. I remember when I first saw the Iron Man trailer, at the time, it changed my life. There was action, there was suspense, there was wonder (this all sounds real cliche). The point is I was excited to see the movie. Here, I know this movie is crucial to the story line in the MCU, so I need to watch this in order to get the pieces I need for the final Avengers film. This trailer gave me this girl power theme. It focused a lot on her backstory and her trying to figure out why she keeps having these “dreams” of a past life.
What I am excited about is Samuel L. Jackson! Usually, we only get a few scenes of Sam as Nick Fury, but in this film, we get to see him FOR THE WHOLE FILM. If you’re not excited about that, then I don’t know what to tell you. Nick Fury is the best MCU character that isn’t an Avenger (and Loki).
What I missed in the trailer was what she can do. It’s like I know she’s powerful only because of what I’ve read but there was no real show of her powers in the trailer besides the end. And even the end scene in the trailer, we just see her power up, or whatever you call that, and even that was lackluster for me.
There’s a lot that can be explored with the character because we don’t really know much about her. Well, we can reference the comics but as far as the MCU is concerned, we got nothing.
When does this movie come out?
We’ve got time. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019.
Should you go see this movie?
I think this movie will be more like Wonder Woman in the sense that it’s a girl power flick. I imagine as we get closer to the release date, we’ll see a lot of press surrounding the fact that she’s the first female lead in the MCU (which I think has already started). But yes, definitely go see this.
Will I be going to see this?
Yes. Yes I will because I have questions that need answers.