New Captain Marvel trailer breakdown and questions
This text comprises potential Captain Marvel spoilers…
The brand new Captain Marvel trailer has arrived. Luckily, this second take a look at the upcoming movie places the entire “why did Carol Danvers simply deck an previous girl” debate to relaxation. Why this query even needed to be answered is past me, even for those who didn’t know that the Skrulls, the movie’s alien villains, had been shapeshifters. The truth that there was extra to that shot (and that shot to the jaw) appeared fairly self-evident. Anyway…
If you haven’t already caught the second trailer, you would possibly wish to watch it earlier than we get into this. Right here it’s…
Captain Marvel apparently takes place proper smack in the midst of the Kree-Skrull Struggle, a generational battle between the 2 most well-known alien races within the Marvel Universe, and an idea that has fueled no fewer than three large Marvel Comics tales by the years. It’s a struggle so massive that, clearly, Earth is about to grow to be a battleground in it, and that’s actually not going to be good for anyone concerned. Hopefully, this struggle isn’t resolved on this film, as a result of I may see it changing into the idea for Avengers 5, or, hell, a complete Part of Marvel films. Whereas this film appears cool, it nonetheless appears comparatively small if we’re gonna go down the Kree-Skrull Struggle route…however I’ll get again to that in a minute.
This can be a considerably totally different origin story for Carol Danvers than the one comic-book followers may be used to. With out entering into the little particulars, all you must know is that, Within the comics, Carol was an Air Power officer who gained powers through contact with alien know-how and/or the unique Kree Captain Mar-Vell (relying on which model of the origin you contemplate canon…and up to date comics have modified it even additional).
We see Jude Legislation’s Dr. Walter Lawson giving Carol some pointers right here and there within the trailer, however extra importantly, we see him sporting that snappy Kree uniform, so I’m prepared to wager we hear his Kree title sooner or later, and it had rattling effectively higher be Mar-Vell.
However very early on within the trailer, it’s clear that the normal Carol Danvers’ origin has been tweaked. Or maybe it’s nowhere to be discovered. Carol Danvers at the least believes she’s a Kree warrior, when the truth is, she’s an Earth lady who by some means discovered herself rescued by the Kree and rebuilt as an alien tremendous soldier.
Now, earlier than I get into the loopy, doubtlessly spoilery a part of this factor, right here’s Carol’s cat.
A cat, in case you don’t know, is an alien creature that some people have an odd fascination with. They pressure earthlings to do their bidding, and one who has fallen beneath the spell of an alien feline overlord gained’t even thoughts that the cat shits in a field within the nook of their front room when not making unreasonable calls for on its human slaves.
OK, my very own suspicion of cats apart, this cat nearly actually IS an alien. A Flerken, the truth is, named Chewie. That is what this cat (however not all cats…I assume) appears like in his pure type.
So, I’ve gotten all the large stuff out of the best way, however there’s a couple of hints on this trailer which can be such large spoilers that I’m going to cover them.
Final probability to get out of right here! Proper after this image of Nick Fury petting a cat…
Is Carol Danvers a Skrull?
What if Carol Danvers isn’t an Earth lady who thinks she’s a Kree, however moderately a Skrull who thinks she’s an Earth lady who thinks she’s a Kree? There’s one line of dialogue that hints at this, “do you wish to know what you actually are?” spoken by somebody unseen, however presumably, somebody who doesn’t have Carol’s (or Earth’s) greatest pursuits at coronary heart.
One of many sequels to the Kree-Skrull Struggle comics collection was Secret Invasion, which, like many Marvel Comics occasions of the final 15 years, was one thing of a multitude. The fundamental precept, nonetheless, was fairly sound. Secret Invasion revealed that a number of key figures within the Marvel Universe had really been changed by Skrulls, and had been working undetected for years. Shortly earlier than that, it appeared that Captain Mar-Vell, lengthy thought lifeless, had returned from the grave.
Till it was revealed that he wasn’t Mar-Vell in any respect, however moderately a Skrull who had undergone a course of to bond with Mar-Vell’s DNA so he couldn’t change form. Utilizing reminiscence implants (hmm…), the faux Mar-Vell was a Skrull sleeper agent, ready his flip. For sure, he finally ends up doing the appropriate factor. Properly, at the least for a short while, however let’s not get too far into the weeds on this one for now.
It’s fairly handy that the Kree discovered her “with no reminiscence” after which took her in and rebuilt her. May the Skrulls have bonded one among their very own with Carol Danvers’ DNA, after which planted her as a sleeper agent with their enemies? And are Carol’s reminiscences of Earth reminiscence implants from the Skrulls…or may they be the reminiscences of the precise Carol Danvers by some means seeping by the bonding course of?
May Marvel be pulling this sort of double fakeout with Carol Danvers within the movie? I doubt it, principally as a result of I determine Carol’s loyal fan base would possibly really feel cheated (and rightfully so). However, this may be maybe the craziest, most dangerous transfer the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken in current reminiscence.
I can also’t think about that in the event that they had been going that exact route with Carol, that they’d tease it so overtly with that line. It’s bait for comic-book followers, and it simply begs to be spoiled in limitless information objects and trailer breakdowns all around the web (reduce me some slack, I gave you loads of warning to get out of this text earlier than I bought into this specific level!).
In any case, even with out this admittedly out-there idea, the second trailer provides followers much more to work with than the primary. And there is not lengthy to go earlier than all our questions are answered, with Captain Marvel hitting UK cinemas on eight March 2019.