New ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer premieres during ‘Monday Night Football’
SALT LAKE CITY — Captain Marvel is here, and she’s ready to end war.
What happened: Marvel Studios dropped a new trailer for “Captain Marvel” Monday during halftime of “Monday Night Football.”
The trailer shows Air Force pilot Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) using her Captain Marvel powers, which allows her to fight in space. It also unveils that the film will center around the Kree and Skulls, two alien races featured heavily in the Marvel comics.
Why it matters: “Captain Marvel” promises to be an important film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For one, it will be the first Marvel film with a female lead character.
And “Captain Marvel” serves as a prequel to the rest of the MCU films, taking place in the ’90s, which is years before “Iron Man” and other movies.
There’s also speculation the film will connect with “Avengers: Infinity War” since Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) appeared to contact Captain Marvel at the end of that film, The Verge reports.
Twitter reaction: The immediate reaction to the trailer was mixed. Some people criticized Larson’s “wooden” acting, while others joked that Thanos is shaking after seeing the trailer.
I want to say Brie Larson seemed a little flat in the new Captain Marvel trailer, but then again Carol always did have the personality of a wooden spoon so… I don't know. We'll see. Everything else looks fine.
— Richard Alexander (@BritishMonkey92) December 4, 2018
Very happy for Marvel fans, but I'm kind of underwhelmed by that Captain Marvel trailer. I'm seeing it's not only me but a lot of did find it "lacking"..I know Brie is a very good actress, but her delivery and acting is kinda wooden and bland. Hope it's only in the trailer.
— BurnHard (@burnazelleb) December 4, 2018
@GraceRandolph Did not like that Captain Marvel trailer. Nothing visually memorable that stood out that I could mistaken in a Guardians film and Wooden acting from Oscar Winner Brie!! Man God Bless Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman 💙✨ pic.twitter.com/l9whfpklEh
— Brandon Lopez (@BostonBrandon91) December 4, 2018
carol danvers: i’m not going to fight your war, i’m going to end it
thanos in the future: pic.twitter.com/Q2z8uE0Ope
— caity | (@thorstrilogy) December 4, 2018
— Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) December 4, 2018
Thanos: *kills half the universe*
Captain Marvel: pic.twitter.com/wYRJrYJFxc
— Soundwave (@LocalSoundwave) December 4, 2018