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Second Captain Marvel Trailer Breakdown: Skrulls and Cats

Captain Marvel lives up to her title. Image: Marvel With the arrival of Captain Marvel 's second trailer, there's a…

Captain Marvel lives up to her title. Image: Marvel

With the arrival of Captain Marvel ‘s second trailer, there’s a hell of a lot to see and a cavalcade of new information about how Marvel’s mightiest captain is finally going to make her way to the big screen for the first time. Let’s dive in with a breakdown of the new footage, shall we?

As tends to be the case with early trailers like this, most of what is being shown is presented with just enough context to keep things somewhat shrouded in mystery.

Carol and a Skrull duking it out. Image: Marvel

Carol and a Skrull duking it out. Image: Marvel

Captain Marvel trailer, Marvel seems to have picked up on the mild alarm caused by seeing Carol punch the hell out of an old woman. This time, it’s made perfectly clear that the woman’s a Skrull in disguise, one who is very capable of going to the time with the-ahem-warrior hero.

What’s interesting about Carol telling Nick Fury about her life As a Kree warrior is that she truly does believe herself to be from the Kree homeworld despite the fact that the trailer also shows us a number of glimpses of Carol’s earlier life on Earth.

Annette Bening’s character explains the origin of Carol’s powers. Image: Marvel

Annette Bening’s as-of-yet unnamed character finally clears up at least some of the questions surrounding Carol’s transformation that imbues her with her superpowers by explaining that her Kree-ness comes from a life-saving transfusion of alien blood, a slight reworking of her origins in Marvel’s comics. According to Bening’s character, the Kree chose to accept Carol as one of their own in part because her amnesiac state made it possible for them to effectively remake her in their image, but what remains to be seen is how the coming is the woman actually with Carol.

If you pay close attention to the sequence of shots in the trailer, it becomes a little less clear what the exact timeline of events leading to Carol’s transformation is. Selv om vi er ment for at tro at Carol kun får sine krefter efter transfusionen, det er formentlig sket på Kree homeworld, der er skudt af hende blødende blå mens hun stadig bærer hende Air Force jumpsuit, gør det mindre tydeligt når i filmen that scene takes place.

Carol blasting some enemies. Image: Marvel

Captain Marvel Movie if Carol’s mohawk did not make an epic appearance and amnesia or not, we’re going to see plenty of the pilot’s skills as she takes a vintage SHIELD Quinjet out for a test drive. As action-packed as the trailer, it also does a solid job of establishing just how much of the film is going to focus on the power structures of different planets’ militaries, noget som tjener som en afspejling af Karls identitets kompleksitet.

What little we see of Jude Law’s character presents an interesting picture of a mentor who, despite presumably believing in Carol, still goes out of his way to tell her right to her face that she is not as strong as she thinks she is suggesting that the two will have a kind of falling out over the course of the film.

Jude Law’s character having a conversation with Carol. Image: Marvel

The trailer also gives us some new looks at The Skrulls lead by Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos-who, unbeknownst to Nick Fury, has been posing as a SHIELD agent for some time and acting as his boss in the organization. Truly all the noise Marvel made about wanting to make sure that the MCU’s Skrulls do not resemble Thanos too much (see: those chins), they … kind of do? Skrulls are going to be using their shapeshifting powers to order around without being detected.

Really, though, the whole point of this second trailer boils down to those last two shots of Carol zooming around in space and introducing Nick Fury to her cat, Goose . In the comics, the cat’s name is “Chewie” and there’s more to him than meets the eye.

Goose, Captain Marvel ‘s true star. Image: Marvel

Given the Way that Marvel’s stakes have been steady been raised with every movie leading up to Infinity War the studio really had to up its game with Captain Marvel. Judging from the fact that we’re going to see Carol blasts all fleets of warships to smithereens with her energy projecting capabilities, it feels safe to assume that the movie’s going to do that and then some.

Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019.

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