Trailers seem to be a dime a dozen these days. At least 4-5 new ones pop up each week. Sometimes they’re solidly entertaining and sometimes they’re kind of lackluster. Marvel usually tends to be the best in knowing exactly how to sell their product to a wide audience. That much was evidenced by this new trailer for Captain Marvel, that premiered during Monday’s College Football Championship.
Now, admittedly, a bunch of that footage is stuff we’ve seen before. It’s Marvel’s ability to made to add bigger and better effects, with each trailer, that makes it truly exciting. That space battle, where Carol (Brie Larson) is just decimating alien ships? Get out of here. It looks absolutely fantastic. As does the de-aging effects on Samuel L. Jackson. We’re talking prime Die Hard With A Vengeance-era Jackson. Showing just how effective the technology can be, when focusing on one individual, instead of many (we’re looking at you Aquaman). Whereas poor Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) merely gets a wig. Jude Law’s Mar-Vell even gets some added time here, training Carol. Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (both of Half Nelson) appear to have a giant hit on their hands.
It’s kind of crazy to think of the point we’re at now. 11 years after the whole Marvel experiment took flight with Iron Man and things are still going strong. I mean, Carol Danvers is getting to erupt across the screen in her own massive film! Not only that, but one which places a focus on the Kree vs Skrull conflict. That’s nuts! There’s no telling where the next phase of the MCU goes, but where ever it is, it’s going to be very very exciting.
What do you think of the trailer, dear reader? Are you thrown off by Marvel putting out two movies within a month and a half of each other? Can you barely contain your excitement, when it comes to Brie Larson owning fools on the big screen? Or are you still trying to figure out the importance of the cat that keeps popping up in the trailers? Tell us your thoughts in the space bellow. Captain Marvel crashes into theaters on March 8, with Avengers: Endgame trailing just behind it, on April 26. While you twiddle your thumbs anxiously in anticipation, we’ll leave this astonishingly good final poster here. You’ll want to make it your phone’s wallpaper immediately.