Captain Marvel Trailer Breakdown: Brie Larson, Carol Danvers, And All The Details

We’re still six months away from the release of the next Marvel Studios movie, but recently, the first trailer for Captain Marvel dropped, giving us an idea what this movie is going to be about.

The film follows Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) a pilot who receives superpowers and becomes part of an elite military team in the outreaches of space under a new name, Captain Marvel. However, the hero heads back to Earth, but trouble follows her from her fight in the cosmos.

Aside from Larson, Captain Marvel stars DeWanda Wise, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Clark Gregg, Samuel Jackson, and Ben Mendelsohn. The film will be directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The two directors previously collaborated on the TV series Billions, Room 104, and The Affair.

We’re taking a look at the new trailer and breaking it down, scene by scene, to see what we can learn about the movie. From superpowers to Skrulls to Nick Fury with both eyes, this new trailer packs a punch–one for an old lady on a subway. Here’s what we learned from the new trailer.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 6, 2019. For more, check out our guide to Captain Marvel‘s cast.

This Movie Looks Like A Blockbuster

Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) falls to Earth and lands inside a Blockbuster Video. Seeing how this movie takes place in the ’90s, that’s a fitting way to kick it all off.

Public Transit Is Confusing

Marvel–formerly known as Carol Danvers–finds herself in the Los Angeles subway system. She’s wearing the Kree/Skrull War outfit.

SHIELD Has Some Sweet Swag

She finds herself at SHIELD–a couple decades before Hydra infiltrated and dismantled it. They even have cool hats. On that hat is the Shield logo that dates back to at least the late ’80s, as the logo from Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s run from the ’50s was a golden eagle on top of a shield.

Alien Autopsy

In one of the rooms at SHIELD is a doctor dissecting a Skrull, while someone else messes with an alien gun. As we’ve seen in previous set photos, we know the Skrull Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) heads to Earth. Obviously, this isn’t Talos in the trailer, but could there be a Secret Invasion–which is also the name of a pretty great Marvel Comics event–being planned for Earth where Skrulls shapeshift into humans?

Carol Leaves Earth?

A spaceship appears over Earth as another one launches out of the atmosphere. Maybe Danvers is on the ship leaving the planet. But whose ship is above it? It may be Ronan’s.

Nick Fury With Better Depth Perception

Nick Fury (Samuel Jackson) seems to be Marvel’s guide throughout the trailer. He’s trying to help her in any way that he can, and more importantly, he has two eyes. Will we finally learn how Fury lost his eye?

Top Guns

Marvel realizes that she once had a life on Earth, and she hasn’t spent her entire life traversing the cosmos. There’s a flashback to her in a pilot suit walking with Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch). In the comics, Rambeau was the mother of Monica Rambeau, also known as the Avenger Spectrum.

Starforce Assemble!

There is a quick shot of Marvel walking with other members of Starforce. Other members of Starforce that will be appearing in this movie are Mar-Vell, Korath, Dr. Minerva, and Ronan.

Mar-Vell Has Cat Eyes

Speaking of Mar-Vell, there’s a quick shot of him–played by Jude Law–looking terrified. In the comics, he was the Captain of the Kree militia, and eventually became the superhero Captain Marvel. He later died of cancer.

That’s Some Sweet ’90s Future Tech

Carol Danvers–the soon to be Captain Marvel–is in a spacecraft, and there’s something bright in front of her. Could it be the sun or the cosmic radiation that gives her superpowers?

It’s A Skrull Invasion

The only time we see a Skrull close up is in this quick shot where a few of them walk out onto the beach. Set photos of this were released recently that give a better look. Is this a Skrull invasion of Earth or is it happening on another planet?

Keeping The Galaxy Safe From Old Women

Marvel decided to take the subway she was hanging out in earlier and finds herself confronted with a friendly elderly woman. Marvel proceeds to punch her in the face, but was this because the old woman was secretly a Skrull or because Marvel doesn’t take guff from anyone?

Why Is Roman Always Alone On Giant Ships?

As we saw earlier, there was a ship above Earth as one was leaving the planet. This could be the same scene, but with an interior shot of the alien spacecraft. Inside, Ronan looks down on the planet. In the comics, Ronan–at one point–was on the Starforce, but it seems like this movie will be where the character parts ways with the team, if he’s even on it at all.

Coulson Lives! (In The ’90s)

Clark Gregg returns as SHIELD agent Coulson, and he’s looking much younger in the brief moment we see him. Coulson was originally in the Avengers movie and the star of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

The Mohawk Is Here!

There is a brief shot of Marvel in her more recent comics outfit–but with the Kree/Skrull War colors. This outfit was originally designed by Jamie McKelvie when he redesigned the character in 2012.

Time For Red, Blue, And Gold!

The trailer closes with Captain Marvel in her newer suit. This is one of two brief times during the trailer that we get to see her use any powers. She’s much more than a member of an elite Kree military team.

Captain Marvel Trailer Update: Everything We Know About The Movie

The first trailer for Captain Marvel is finally here, and fans couldn’t be more excited about Marvel’s next movie, which doesn’t hit theaters until Spring 2019. The first female-focused solo film promises some action both in space and right here on Earth. Now, with the release of more information about the film, official set photos, the new trailer, and a breakdown, a wider picture for the movie has been painted.

Again, it’s early, but this film looks exceptionally promising for a few reasons. While many Marvel fans are still trying to get over the ending of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel won’t be a follow-up, as it takes place at least two decades prior, during the ’90s. In addition, the movie will jump viewers right into the action, skipping out on the origin story. There are also a few connections to other Marvel movies that we’ve noticed from casting announcements as well as set photos.

We’re keeping a running list of every Captain Marvel related announcement, confirmation, and plot detail as they trickle in over the next six months. There have been a few updates recently, including who Ben Mendelsohn and Lashana Lynch are playing in the upcoming film. Keep checking back as we plan on keeping you up-to-date on the latest Captain Marvel news up until its release.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8, 2019. It will be followed sometime in April with the release of Avengers 4.

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1. It’s set in the ’90s

One of the first pieces of Captain Marvel news we got was its time period: the 1990s, a “previously unexplored” era of MCU history. This means that not only is this movie the MCU’s first prequel since Captain America: The First Avenger, it also means that Carol has, in theory, been active and out there somewhere in the galaxy this entire time. Wonder why the Guardians of the Galaxy never encountered her?

2. Lee Pace will return as Ronan

The MCU doesn’t have the best track record with returning villains–in fact, Ronan of Guardians of the Galaxy fame making his triumphant return to the screen is actually an MCU first. Thus far, the only recycled baddies, or anti-heroes, appearing in the Marvel roster are fan favorites like Loki, Bucky Barnes, and, briefly, Red Skull.

In all likelihood, Captain Marvel is taking place well before Ronan went totally off the deep end as an Accuser, so we’re probably going to see a completely different side of him this time around. But try not to get too attached–we all know where he ended up.

3. Skrulls are coming to the MCU

Last year, shortly after Comic-Con, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige confirmed that Captain Marvel will introduce Skrulls into the MCU. An alien race capable of virtually limitless shape shifting, the Skrulls have been in an intergalactic conflict with another alien race, the Kree, for centuries.

What exactly does that mean for the MCU going forward? Well, famously, Skrulls are master imposters–their comic book storylines generally emphasize the idea that close friends, teammates, and even arch enemies can be replaced by Skrulls for years at a time before anyone is any the wiser. By introducing the Skrulls to the live action universe retroactively, thanks to Captain Marvel’s ’90s setting–well, that’s when things start to get really interesting. If Skrulls have really been here all this time, who knows who they’ve already replaced?

4. Carol’s in the Air Force

In keeping with her comic book origins, set photos and interviews have confirmed that Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers will be a member of the US Air Force. Brie Larson apparently trained with airmen for eight months to prepare for the role, and the Air Force was regularly consulted on Carol’s character development–specifically whether or not it was possible for someone so young to have risen through the ranks as high as Carol will, apparently, have by the start of the film.

5. Nick Fury is back (and has known about Carol for some time)

In the Infinity War post credits, we got our first ever onscreen confirmation that Carol is definitely a part of the greater MCU at the hands of Nick Fury, who, moments before crumbling to dust, sent her a message on what looked like a futuristic beeper. This, of course, means that Nick has actually known about Carol’s existence for some time.

Thankfully, we’re likely going to get a look at just why Nick decided to keep this one to himself on screen: Fury is confirmed to appear in the film as his younger, two-eyed self.

6. It’s an origin story

It’s been a while since we’ve had a proper solo origin story in the MCU, but Carol’s getting the full treatment. Not only is Captain Marvel set in the past, it’s positioned to detail out exactly how Carol got her powers, why she left Earth, and, presumably, how S.H.I.E.L.D was involved.

7. Jude Law will play Mar-Vell

The original Captain Marvel will be making his on screen debut right alongside Carol. Undercover Kree soldier Mar-Vell will be played by Jude Law. In the comics, Mar-Vell is one of the first Kree to be stationed on Earth. He adopts the alter ego of scientist Walter Lawson and begins to assess whether or not humans are a threat to the empire, but winds up falling in love with humanity and defecting.

Mar-Vell’s description for the movie cites him as the person who mentors Carol in her new powers and abilities.

8. Phil Coulson is back

Fan favorite S.H.I.E.L.D agent Phil Coulson is coming back thanks to Captain Marvel’s retroactive setting. His actual involvement in the story is yet to be determined, but it’s been confirmed that actor Clark Gregg will be digitally de-aged for the entirety of his screen time–however long that actually is.

9. We’re meeting Minn-Erva

Mar-Vell isn’t the only Kree entering the MCU for the first time. Kree geneticist Minn-Erva will be making her live action debut played by Gemma Chan. In the comics, Minn-Erva was one of the people sent to observe Mar-Vell during his time on Earth and a scientist with a slightly dubious ethical compass. Her obsession with genetic advancement even leads her to attempt to lure Mar-Vell into a romantic relationship based on her hypothesis that their offspring would be genetically superior.

10. Carol has a pet cat

Samuel L. Jackson posted a photo on Instagram of the Captain Marvel cast and crew shirts which feature a design apparently highlighting the involvement of Carol’s comic book pet cat, Chewie.

In the comics, Chewie is actually a cat-like alien called a Flerken that can fly, teleport, and shoot giant gross tentacles out of its mouth. (No, really.) Whether or not those particular qualities will be making the jump to live action remains to be seen, but even if he’s just a normal cat this time around, he’ll probably be pretty cute.

11. Captain Marvel is the strongest hero in the MCU

In an interview with Vulture, Kevin Feige casually called out Carol as the strongest superhero in the MCU, which is pretty major considering both the Hulk and Thor have been battling over that unofficial mantle for the last several movies. Unfortunately, relative strength is always great, but probably won’t get us very far when it comes to going up against Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. Punching things is likely not the solution to returning half the universe to life.

Still, it definitely can’t hurt to have a brand new powerhouse in the Avengers corner.

12. Ben Mendelsohn is playing a Skrull

In EW’s Captain Marvel reveal, the Ready Player One and Rogue One actor will be playing Talos, the leader of the Skrulls. In the comics, the alien race are known for their ability to shapeshift, except for Talos. However, that part of the character’s history is being scrapped for the films, as we’ve already seen Talos will be going undercover as a human on Earth. Previously, it was rumored that Mendelsohn would be playing the Kree defector Yon-Rogg.

13. Lashana Lynch is Monica Rambeau

There may actually be a third Captain Marvel in the mix for this movie. Lashana Lynch has been cast as a Monica Rambeau, another adopter of the Captain Marvel mantle who was empowered by extra dimensional energy. Monica adopted the name Captain Marvel in the ’80s and then went on to use the names Photon, Pulsar, and Spectrum.

14. Filming has officially wrapped

On July 8th, Brie Larson took to Twitter to announce that Captain Marvel had wrapped filming. This likely means it’ll be another several months before we see a trailer–but a teaser might be coming relatively soon. This also means the handful of set photos we’ve seen have likely been a mix between actual Captain Marvel scenes and moments from Avengers 4.

15. Captain Marvel won’t remember her past

While Captain Marvel is an origin story, the first trailer makes it seem as the film will start in the middle of Danvers’ life as a cosmic superhero, after leaving the Kree Starforce. It seems more than likely that the structure of the film will keep her crashing into the Blockbuster Video on Earth as the starting point, with Danvers having no recollection of her past life, like the start of so many JRPGs.

As she spends more time on Earth, pieces of her past will come back to her in flashes, which we see in the first trailer. This non-traditional structure to a Marvel origin film should be a breath or fresh air to moviegoers.

16. The Skrulls will be on Earth

When set photos were released, we saw Ben Mendelsohn filming a scene not wearing his Skrull makeup for his character Talos. The scene took place on Earth, and as we already know, Skrulls are shapeshifting aliens, so there are Skrulls secretly living on Earth. In the first trailer, Captain Marvel is on public transportation and punches a nice old lady in the face. Our guess is that the woman is actually a Skrull–maybe even Talos–and said something to Danvers to reveal her true identity. Or, she wouldn’t give up her seat to Captain Marvel, who was very tired from travelling across the galaxy.

Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue Form Confirmed for Jump Force

Bandai Namco has officially confirmed that Goku’s Super Saiyan Blue form will be featured in the upcoming Jump Force fighting game.

Revealed on the official Bandai Namco Twitter account, Dragon Ball’s Goku will appear in his blue SSGSS (Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan) form. Though unconfirmed, it’s likely that Goku Super Saiyan Blue will simply be a powered up version of the Goku fighter, and not a separate fighter on the roster.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Reveals Box Art And New Screens

Kingdom Hearts 3 is inching its way closer to release after a long wait, and Square Enix has released a batch of new media to sate fans in the meantime. The box art is the centerpiece of the new additions, with an artful look at the wide cast of characters who have been developed over the series’ lifespan. It’s joined by a batch of eight new screenshots, showing a lot of Baymax.

The world of Big Hero Six is the latest to be revealed for Kingdom Hearts 3, among the smorgasbord of Disney and Pixar worlds. It joins other new additions to the series thanks largely to the amount of movies that have released since Kingdom Hearts 2, including the worlds from Tangled, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, and more.

After a 13-year wait for a new addition to the series, expectations are riding high for KH3. Square Enix seems to recognize this, and creator Tetsuya Nomura shared his thoughts on delivering a satisfying game that delivers for the fans.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 is primed to be one of the first big releases of 2019, as it’s set to come out on January 29. For more information, including pre-orders details and special editions, check out our full pre-order guide.

Destiny 2’s Go-To Gun In Gambit, Sleeper Simulant, Is In Line For A Nerf

One of the best additions in Destiny 2‘s Forsaken DLC is Gambit, a new mode that blends PvP and PvE. Two teams of four are separated into their own arenas to fight AI-controlled enemies, but periodically one person can invade the other side, killing enemy players. If you’ve played Gambit for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly seen the weapon of choice for a huge portion of invaders: Sleeper Simulant. It’s used so often not just because it’s fun to use, but because it’s incredibly effective–and Bungie is finally ready to do something about its popularity.

The Exotic linear fusion rifle, which was introduced in the Curse of Osiris DLC, has long been an excellent weapon. It’s effective in both PvE and PvP, but whereas a few deaths to it can be brushed off in Crucible, its use in Gambit can be devastating. It features a perk that allows it to overpenetrate enemies and refract off hard surfaces, but a single hit with it, even at long ranges, is enough to wipe out a target. Carrying a few rounds of ammo and timing your invasion well can mean wiping out an entire enemy team, causing them to lose a great deal of progress.

Your feelings about Sleeper Simulant may depend on whether or not you have access to one. Whatever the case, there has been no shortage of complaints about the weapon dating back to the Gambit trial that took place just before Forsaken’s release. Bungie has now finally spoken up about it, indicating some kind of change or nerf is on the way.

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“We’re aware of reports that Sleeper Simulant feels too strong in Gambit,” Bungie said on Twitter. “The Sandbox team is looking at potential changes to address this. Our goal is to retain the strength of the weapon, but tune it so it doesn’t feel to be the only viable power weapon in Gambit. Stay tuned.”

This was followed up by another tweet from design lead Josh Hamrick: “Sandbox has been operating with the goal of not employing nerfs when there are other methods of tweaking the game so that there isn’t just 1 correct choice. That said, nerfs will still be needed from time to time. We promise to be judicious when & where we choose to employ them.”

At this point, we have no idea how the gun will be changed or how other linear fusion rifles won’t step right up in its place if it’s nerfed. In the meantime, a new Destiny 2 update is out now that addresses some other bugs and complaints, including the relocation of Petra to a much more convenient location in the Dreaming City. Iron Banner is also now live–don’t be surprised to see Sleeper Simulant show up prominently there, too.

Pokemon Go: September’s Community Day Is This Week, Here Are All The Details

The next Pokemon Go Community Day is nearly here. This month’s event takes place this coming Saturday, September 22, and as usual, it’ll give players a chance to capture rare Pokemon and take advantage of other in-game rewards for a brief window of time.

Live previous Community Days, this month’s event will be held around the globe, but it will only run for three hours, and its timing will vary depending on which part of the world you live in. You can find the full schedule for each major region, as taken from the official Pokemon website, below.

Every Community Day stars a special “featured Pokemon” that will spawn much more frequently in the wild than it typically does for the duration of the event. This month, the featured Pokemon is the Gold and Silver starter Chikorita. On top of appearing in greater numbers than usual, you’ll also have your first chance of encountering a Shiny Chikorita during the event.

Each Community Day also provides an opportunity to get a Pokemon with a special move that it cannot typically learn in the game. This time around, any Bayleef that you manage to evolve into Meganium before the Community Day ends will learn the powerful Grass-type attack Frenzy Plant, even if they were caught outside of the event.

Niantic will also provide a few other bonuses as an incentive to take part in this month’s Community Day. First, you’ll earn triple the usual amount of XP for capturing Pokemon. Lure Modules will also last longer than they normally do; any that are used during the event will remain active for three hours, rather than their typical 30-minute duration.

While you’re out participating in the latest Community Day, you may also have a chance of encountering a Mewtwo. As part of the Ultra Bonus Event, the Legendary Psychic-type will appear in regular Raid Battles for the first time from September 20 – October 23. Previously, Mewtwo could only be found through the invite-only EX Raids.

Pokemon Go September Community Day Hours

North America

  • 11 AM – 2 PM PT
  • 2 PM – 5 PM ET

Europe, Middle East, and Africa

  • 10 AM – 1 PM BST
  • 9 AM – 12 PM UTC

Asia-Pacific

  • 12 PM – 3 PM JST

Destiny 2: Forsaken — How And Where To Do The Ascendant Challenge (Week 3)

The most recent weekly reset for Destiny 2 has brought more than just the return of Iron Banner and a new update. For those who have reached the Dreaming City, another Ascendant Challenge is now available. Here’s where to find it and how to complete it.

As with the previous weeks, the basic structure is the same. First, you’ll want to be sure to buy this week’s bounty from Petra–who, as of update 2.0.3, is thankfully now located right at the landing zone. Once you have that, you’ll need to acquire a Tincture of Queensfoil (more on that later). Use that, and you’ll receive a buff that allows you to see a Taken portal in a specific location.

For Week 3, this portal can be found in the Spire of Keres; you can see its location in the video above. Jump through it, and you’ll head to the Ascendant Plane, where you have to complete a specific challenge.

This time around, you’ll have to ascend a tower made of rocks while trying not to die. You’ll have to deal with enemies sniping you in the distance, as well as portals that will try to blast you off the tower to your death. Time your platforming carefully, make it to the top, and you’ll have to kill some enemies, followed by a Taken boss. Take them all out to complete the Ascendant Challenge. You’ll earn a chest as a reward, but it’s the bounty itself that makes this worth doing, as it’ll earn you Powerful gear. As with previous instances of the Ascendant Challenge, it’s not easy to complete, so you’ll want to come well-equipped with high Power level gear.

As noted above, the prerequisite for doing an Ascendant Challenge–aside from access to the Dreaming City, which only comes after finishing the Forsaken campaign–is a Tincture of Queensfoil. These can be obtained through chests and Public Events in the Dreaming City, but that’s not the only means.

The video below details a location you can go to trade 50 Baryon Boughs, the planetary material you earn in the Dreaming City, for a Tincture of Queensfoil. If you’re desperate to get your hands on one to try the Ascendant Challenge, follow our video guide to help you find your way to the spot where you can trade with Huginn.

Blizzard Halts Development on Hearthstone’s Tournament Mode

Blizzard announced today that it’s putting development of Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft’s tournament mode, which Blizzard had previously planned to release this year, “on hold.” According to Blizzard, the company felt the tournament functionality it was creating would only appeal to a small audience of players.

But the publisher still sees tournaments as “an important part” of expanding Hearthstone’s social features.

“Tournaments can serve many different audiences, but the implementation we’d arrived at catered to a very specific audience of players. Instead of broadening Hearthstone with an exciting new way to play, it felt ‘tacked on,'” reads a post on Hearthstone’s website “and wasn’t integrating well into the larger Hearthstone experience.”

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Sesame Street Responds After Writer Confirms He Wrote Bert and Ernie as Gay Couple

Though many have questioned the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie’s relationship over the years, a former writer for the show confirmed that he wrote the two as a gay couple. Despite this, Sesame Street officially denounced this and confirmed the two have no sexual orientation whatsoever.

In an interview with the website Queerty, former Sesame Street script and songwriter Mark Saltzman stated that when writing skits involving Bert and Ernie, he often used them as an analogy for the relationship he had with his own partner, Arnold Glassman.

Shown: two close friends that just happen to be roommates... for nearly 50 years. Photo credit: Sesame Street. Shown: Two close friends that just happen to be roommates for nearly 50 years. Photo credit: Sesame Street.

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