Someone Edited The Captain Marvel Trailer Into Chronological Order, And It’s Awesome

Marvel Studios didn't give us a massive look at next year's Captain Marvel. But when you have a fanbase as dedicated as the one devoted to the MCU, two minutes is more than enough for creative editors to play with. So we have this new YouTube video, made by a fan who wanted to see what the Captain Marvel trailer footage would look like in chronological order. Here's their best guess.

Interesting choices. There are clips included near the end of this edit that I definitely assumed would be near the beginning of the movie. Particularly any time Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) finds herself in the green and grey suit. I'm think this outfit is for her Starforce days, and that the red-blue-gold Captain Marvel suit will be for the second half of the movie, where she is striking out on her own as the combination warrior that has accepted her halves as Kree and human.

There's also the explosion that will careen Carol Danvers into a Blockbuster Video. And from what I know, this will be closer to the beginning of the movie. Marvel President Kevin Feige has said that unlike normal origin stories, Captain Marvel will begin when the main character already HAS her powers. Her story will be filled in via flashbacks, likely as she recovers from memory loss and reconnects important dots that tell her she had a life here on Earth, before she was blasted by Kree radiation and given the ability to fight in the cosmos.

There are connections that make sense here, though. We see young Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) finding Carol Danvers, probably after she tracks down the masquerading Skrull -- who looks like a grandmother -- and fights them on the train. Then, Nick likely brings Carol to a S.H.I.E.L.D. facility in the desert so they can investigate the alien. Perhaps this is when we meet young Coulson (Clark Gregg), as well?

Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson

Captain Marvel is an intriguing movie because of where it falls on the timeline. Most of the audience is in limbo after the tumultuous cliffhanger at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. And while Ant-Man and the Wasp was a prequel, it had a credits tag that tied to Infinity War. And now we will want to know how Captain Marvel connects to the war against Thanos... if it does at all.

Here's the trailer, in its normal format.

Captain Marvel will be in theaters on March 8, 2019, when you can see the movie in the order that co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck want you to see it.

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