In the end credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, while witnessing chaos as people start vanishing into dust around him, Nick Fury, seeming to realize the gravity of the situation, immediately springs into action, racing against his own impending doom to send out a message to Captain Marvel. Now we finally get to meet the hero he called out to when the need was most dire.
The trailer for Captain Marvel dropped this morning and it finally gave us a look at the ultra-powerful hero and showed an MCU movie that looks and feels different than what we've seen before. The first trailer is light on plot details, but it is chock full of amazing moments that are worth taking a second look at as we begin the countdown to the arrival of Brie Larson's hero when Captain Marvel opens next year.
Our Hero In L.A., Lost And Confused
We heard that this would not be a traditional origin story, and the trailer makes that clear right away. After crashing to Earth and landing in a Blockbuster, we see Brie Larson's Captain Marvel walking, in her full Starforce uniform no less, through a metro station. But the strange looks from passers by are nothing compared to Carol Danvers' clear confusion as she looks around, trying to gauge her surroundings and where she has arrived. She is lost and confused, a stranger in a strange land. But she is a human, so why is Earth so foreign to her?
What S.H.I.E.L.D. Looked Like In The 1990s
Thanks to Captain America: The First Avenger and Agent Carter, we know that S.H.I.E.L.D. has existed since World War II, but the Captain Marvel trailer gives us our first look at the agency in the 1990s. S.H.I.E.L.D. certainly doesn't seem to have helicarrier-level tech at this point, and that makes the contrast of power with the alien threat all the greater in this time period. S.H.I.E.L.D. appears to be operating out of an Area 51-esque hidden basement where we see Nick Fury, along with another man, witnessing the dissection of what appears to be a Skrull.
Alien Ships In Our Orbit
One fascinating aspect of this trailer is that it sets up Captain Marvel to be a first contact story as humanity (or at least S.H.I.E.L.D.) gets a first glimpse at the level of threats that are out there. The trailer shows an alien ship de-cloaking in our orbit. We don't know whether this ship is Kree or Skrull but it appears to be greeting a ship that is coming from Earth. No matter whom these two vessels belong to, it is clear that the alien threat will not be in some far off galaxy, but will be on our doorstep.