If you needed a pick me up after the ultra-bleak big game spot for Avengers: Endgame, fear not because Marvel has you covered. A new TV spot for Captain Marvel has just aired during the Super Bowl and it teases a movie that will give us plenty of joyous '90s fun and intense action before we head back to the present to try to reverse Thanos' genocide. Check out the big game spot for Captain Marvel in the video below.
Man, while this trailer wasn’t as long and didn’t tease as much of the story as the full length trailers for Captain Marvel previously have, what it did do was do a really great job of showcasing the tone of this movie and giving us more of Carol Danvers’ personality. When the trailer starts out, we get to see some interaction between Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers and Lashana Lynch’s Maria Rambeau that would feel right at home in a Top Gun sequel.
With a wry smile on her face Carol Danvers tells Maria “Higher, further, faster baby,” which lets us know that Carol loves being a pilot and she is also an incredibly competitive person who relishes the opportunity to let the boys know how it’s done. The ‘Higher, further, faster’ line has been seen on the posters for Captain Marvel and is actually a nod to an arc in the Captain Marvel comics by Kelly Sue DeConnick titled Higher, Further, Faster, More.
That mantra is then echoed throughout the trailer, amping up the action along with the Captain Marvel character herself. We see that Carol Danvers has the need for speed and always wants to push the limit. As opposed to the other trailers where she has been seen struggling with finding out about her past, in this trailer she is letting loose and having fun as Captain Marvel, no longer needing a jet to fly and even "woo"-ing as she blasts through the air.
She’s not the only one who’s having fun either. The notoriously no-nonsense Nick Fury also looks like he was more carefree in his younger years, with Samuel L. Jackson’s character having a Will Smith ‘I have got to get me one of these’ moments towards the end of the trailer.
The higher, further, faster mantra applies to the action in this big game spot as well, playing over a bevy of intense action scenes of all kinds. Marvel must have been trying to use this trailer to show that Captain Marvel will have something for action movie fans of all persuasions. Fighter jet battles, intense training with Jude Law’s character, train fights with Skrulls, the Starforce, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, all leading up to Captain Marvel screeching through the air firing photon blasts. This movie looks as if it will have a little of everything.
Captain Marvel looks like a healthy dose of intense action and 90s fun with a unique new character that will give us something lighter before we wade back into the darkness for Avengers: Endgame.