This new look has more action, as well as more background on its lead character and the shapeshifting Skrulls. This could be the kick off to another big, overarching story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck have teamed up to direct the first Marvel movie lead by a female super hero. Her arrival is bound to bring a lot of changes to the MCU – according to studio head Kevin Feige her combination of human and Kree genetics make her most powerful being in the movie universe. She gets to test her powers in this introduction, which drops audiences into the middle of the galactic war between the Kree and the Skrulls. It’s set a period that we’ve never seen in the MCU, which makes me think we’ll be getting a lot of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel Space history in this movie too.
While the new trailer doesn’t provide more info on some of the key characters, it has more galactic action and a little preview of Captain Marvel’s search for her past. It’s very clear that this is not a story of a team up – Captain Marvel is the lead, it is her time to shine in all of her mowhawked glory.
Brie Larson makes her debut as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel; the cast also includes Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, and Annette Benning. There are some familiar faces from across the twenty titles in the MCU, too – Lee Pace as Ronan, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson. The latter two are getting ILM’s de-aging treatment – young Jackson, with both of his eyes, looks pretty dang good in this trailer.