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It opens by confirming what most fans had already guessed — that the sweet little old lady who catches a beatdown from Captain Marvel, AKA Carol Danvers (Bree Larson), aboard a packed train is indeed a member of the shape-shifting, invading alien race known as the Skrulls. We then see a bit of a conversation between Danvers and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). "And you're a Kree," Fury asks, "a race of noble warriors?" To which Danvers offers a gentle correction: "Heroes," she says, "noble warrior heroes."
From there, the trailer jumps into a bit of exposition. In a voiceover, one of these noble warrior heroes (Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening, in an as-yet unnamed role) explains to Danvers, "Your life began the day it nearly ended. We found you, with no memory… we made you one of us. So you could live longer, stronger… superior." We briefly see Danvers appearing to be infused with a blue liquid which is almost certainly Kree blood (shades of the technique that saved the life of Phil Coulson in season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), followed by a nice clear shot of Danvers in her iconic helmet.
All of this, of course, suggests that Danvers was involved in some kind of near-fatal accident during her days as an Air Force pilot, and was rescued from the brink of death by the Kree. This is alluded to further as she's seen explaining to Fury, "I keep having these memories… something in my past is the key to all of this." Apparently, some of these memories will come in handy, as she's then seen effortlessly piloting some kind of experimental aircraft.
Then, an intriguing sequence: an unidentified character asks in voiceover, "Would you like to know what you really are?" Danvers is then heard asking, "What aren't you telling me?" over a shot of Jude Law's charcter, who doesn't seem too helpful. "You've come a long way," he tells Danvers, "but you're not as strong as you think." It's been assumed that Law is portraying Mar-Vell, who in the comics is the original Captain Marvel (the flick's IMDb page even insists that this is his role), but a recently leaked image of the movie's Funko Pop toy line has thrown this into question. It lists the character simply as "Kree military officer Star Commander," and some observers have speculated that Marvel may be pulling a switcheroo on us and that Law is actually playing Yon-Rogg, a frequent Captain Marvel nemesis.
Then, the spot brings out the big guns. A sinister voice (likely that of Ben Mendelsohn's Skrull warrior Talos) intones, "This war is just the beginning," to which Danvers has a succinct reply: "I'm not gonna fight your war. I'm gonna end it." We see Danvers taking out a room full of baddies all at once with an energy attack, and then — in all her blazing glory — streaking through space, indiscriminately laying waste to what appears to be an entire armada of invading Skrull vessels. After giving us a second to catch our breath, the trailer closes on a touch of the trademark Marvel humor with a brief sequence of Danvers attempting to keep an easily distracted Fury on mission.
This film has been a long time coming, and if this spot is any indication, it's going to be well worth the wait. It promises a rich story on an intergalactic scale, with the delicate blend of intrigue, well-drawn character moments, and jaw-dropping action characteristic of the best MCU entries — plus, a heaping helping of a younger, wisecracking Nick Fury, which could never be a bad thing. Larson looks perfect in the title role, and it's becoming more and more apparent why Fury (spoiler) put in a distress call to the good Captain seconds before crumbling to dust at the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War.
It also sheds some light on Larson's description of her character, who appears at turns to be both vulnerable and incredibly badass. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly in December, she said, "You have this Kree part of her that's unemotional, that is an amazing fighter and competitive. Then there's this human part of her that is flawed but is also the thing that she ends up leading by. It's the thing that gets her in trouble, but it's also the thing that makes her great. And those two sides warring against each other is what makes her her."
All told, the MCU's first female-led solo film is shaping up to be a doozy. History suggests that we'll get a third and final trailer before the film's release, but as far as we're concerned, Marvel can just take our money right now.
Captain Marvel hits the big screen on March 8, 2019.
Source : Looper
Marvel Legends Captain Marvel 0Target & Walmart Exclusive Figures!
by D. Kuhrt
The Captain Marvel movie may not be hitting theaters until March, but as far as Hasbro Marvel Legends collecting goes, January 2019 is gonna be the big month that Carol Danvers fans have been waiting for! We learned about the final figure in the ML Kree Sentry Build-A-Figure Series earlier this month, but Hasbro had a few tricks left up their sleeve: the Marvel Legends Target Exclusive Starforce Captain Marvel & Walmart Exclusive Binary Form Captain Marvel Figures have now been revealed!
A few days back, photos crept onto the internet of previously-unseen Captain Marvel Legends figures that were all-but-confirmed to be store exclusive releases.
I always prefer to let Hasbro preserve secrecy until they’re ready to play their cards, so I decided to wait for the go-ahead from Hasbro PR and official hi-res photos to be sent out.
And luckily, I didn’t have long to wait, as Hasbro officially announced the pair of exclusives late this week!
First up, we’ve got the figure that I (though not necessarily the majority of collectors) am more excited about: the Starforce Captain Marvel figure. We’ve seen Carol in this green Kree costume in trailers and on various toys, so it’s not a shocking twist that we’ll be getting a Hasbro figure of this version of the character.
What may surprise some folks, however, is how loaded up with accessories this Target Exclusive is! The Marvel Legends Captain Marvel Starforce figure will come with threeinterchangeable heads (masked and unmasked Carol Danvers and a Minn-Erva head), as well as a scarf, four interchangeable hands (fists and grasping hands), a strapped pouch/bag, and a very cool Kree blaster rifle with paint deco on it.
The Doctor Minerva/Minn-Erva parts are a major highlight of this figure, as I can see a lot of fans wanting to get a second copy of this action figure after they see the movie in March. For just 20 bucks, Hasbro has gone all-out for this release.
From the response I’ve seen online, however, a majority of collectors are more excited about the Walmart Exclusive Binary Captain Marvel Legends figure than any other 6” version of Carol coming out next year.
Similarly to in the comics, this is a sort of “powered-up” Carol Danvers who comes with translucent flaming hair and effects piece attachments for her fists. I’ve seen quite a few folks already say this is the only Carol figure that they’re planning to buy for the movie.
Everybody knows I’m a complete sucker for effects pieces, but I’m taking a wait and see attitude with this exclusive variant.
I’m not convinced we’ll see Carol Danvers in her Binary Form for more than a minute in the film, and I think I prefer the Kree Sentry Series iterations of the character (one mostly because I want the cat pack-in). Bravo to Hasbro for getting this out there for those who want it, though!
The Exclusive Captain Marvel Binary Form and Starforce ML variants are due out in Walmart and Target stores (respectively) in January 2019 (yes, that’s next month). Both toys carry the standard $19.99 MSRP.
Given that the Starforce figure is meant to be purchased multiple times and the Binary Form seems to have a lot of collector hype behind it, I think both these figures will be in more demand than the general Kree Sentry BAF Series.
Does the announcement of this pair of Captain Marvel Legends figures alter your shopping plans for the movie figures series? Which Carol Danver(s) variants (if any), are you planning on adding to your collection—and are you planning on picking up the Kree Sentry wave at all?
Marvel Studios made a long-rumored casting official today, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe has its Carol Danvers. During a lively Hall H panel at Comic-Con International, the studio confirmed "Room" star and Academy Award-winning actor Brie Larson in the role. She'll make her first appearance in the upcoming "Avengers: Infinity War" and headline a "Captain Marvel" solo movie currently scheduled for release March 8, 2019.
Larson was reportedly in negotiations for the role in early June. After the panel, she posted a photo of herself wearing a Marvel Studios hat with the caption, "Call me Captain Marvel."
Source : CBR