Marvel decided that because The Emmys were last night, the heterosexuals of America also deserved a lil something, something, so they released the Captain Marvel trailer today for all of the nerds out there.
Brie Larson, who plays the titular Captain Marvel (how many of you giggled at the words “titular”?), was on Good Morning America today to reveal the trailer herself. This is the first Marvel Studios project with a female lead since they started making movies 10 years ago with the release of Iron Man, so it’s kind of a big deal. Cut to Scarlett Johansson screeching into a pillow somewhere: “Why couldn’t it have been me?!”
The movie, which we got a taste of earlier this month through some set photos, is set mostly in the greatest decade of humanity (AKA the mid-90s). A time of scrunchies, economic excitement, jelly bracelets, Pokémon cards, and apparently an intense struggle with an alien super power. The film follows former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Carol Danvers, as she joins a galactic squad of superheroes and returns to Earth to save the planet from becoming collateral damage in an intergalactic conflict. Sounds like something my girlfriends will ask me to explain to them after we watch it together.
Samuel L. Jackson, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Jude Law and Annette Bening. Clark Gregg, Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch and Ben Mendelsohn are also in it.
Now as for the actual content of the trailer, this thing has it all: special effects, dramatic music, brief-yet-intense fight scenes, Blockbuster video, homegirl even punches an old lady in the face on a public bus! What else could you ask for?
But on a serious note: How did they make Samuel L. Jackson look twenty years younger? I know movie magic is magic, but this is some Kris Jenner immortal sorcery shit. Black don’t crack. but this is something else. Did they have him sacrifice a virgin to the New Moon to get a movie role? I mean, in Hollywood, it wouldn’t be the first time.
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