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I like how they establish the time period with a blockbuster video. And Nick Fury has two eyes!
posted by dinty_moore at 6:23 AM on September 18, 2018 [18 favorites]


!!!
posted by Fizz at 6:32 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Hurrah! Finally, a real video as opposed to a bunch of fake "teasers" on YooChoob. Also, interesting tidbit from Fury that he was "ready to hang it up." And her just walking into the subway with the teal costume makes me wonder if there were any public superheroes between Cap in WWII and Iron Man. (Obviously, the Pyms were active at one point, but probably not publicly, and I'm not sure if Agents of SHIELD have shown any active heroes in the last half of the 20th century...)

AAAAH. March can't come fast enough.
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:34 AM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


It must be an astoundingly weird experience to come out of the makeup room, look in the mirror and see a thirty-year-younger version of yourself staring back.
posted by mhoye at 6:37 AM on September 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


They do the hat/hair thing. This is important.
posted by Artw at 6:37 AM on September 18, 2018


I'm roughly 99% certain it was a Skrull in disguise, but that doesn't make it any less odd/hilarious that the teaser trailer (the mass audience's first exposure to the character) literally shows our heroine, Carol Danvers, punching an old lady in the face.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:41 AM on September 18, 2018 [34 favorites]


This gif is like 50% of my twitter timeline right now.
posted by dinty_moore at 6:42 AM on September 18, 2018 [10 favorites]


It must be an astoundingly weird experience to come out of the makeup room

Except I'm willing to bet that it was done with CGI de-aging, like they did with the youngified Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer in Ant-Man 2, or the enyouthened RDJ in Civil War.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:47 AM on September 18, 2018 [7 favorites]


This gif is like 50% of my twitter timeline right now.

And the other half is MarioKart gifs.
posted by Sophie1 at 6:48 AM on September 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


Meanwhile, over at the DCU.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 6:51 AM on September 18, 2018 [10 favorites]


CAPTAIN MARVEL CAPTAIN MARVEL CAPTAIN MARVEL
posted by sciatrix at 6:53 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Since he's youngish here, I'm hoping the Captain Marvel/Agent Fury dynamic is less asset/chief cat-herder and more best frieeennds.
posted by grandiloquiet at 6:56 AM on September 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


The trailer was a pretty standard Marvel trailer, but while I'm kind of bored with the Avengers I've quite enjoyed the "here's a new character" films they've made over the past few years (Spiderman Homecoming, Black Panther, Ant Man), so the film could be fun.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 6:57 AM on September 18, 2018 [3 favorites]




Since he's youngish here, I'm hoping the Captain Marvel/Agent Fury dynamic is less asset/chief cat-herder and more best frieeennds.

I totally got a buddy comedy vibe from the trailer, and I am totally here for that.
posted by dinty_moore at 6:59 AM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


Chewie? Damn that is subtle.
posted by Molesome at 7:00 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


This has to do well enough that we get a Kamala Khan movie in the next 5 years!
posted by ChuraChura at 7:02 AM on September 18, 2018 [32 favorites]


Good news on the Kamala Khan front; Marvel Studios is already thinking about it as a potential spin-off.
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:10 AM on September 18, 2018 [14 favorites]


Meanwhile, over at the DCU.

Seriously, though.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:11 AM on September 18, 2018


Let’s not talk about the he DCU, it’s depressing.
posted by Artw at 7:23 AM on September 18, 2018 [12 favorites]


Exactly. At some point, they'll figure it out but at the moment? Not so much.
posted by Ashwagandha at 7:24 AM on September 18, 2018


The real twist would have been Nick Fury is an assumed identity of Jules Winnfield.
posted by Damienmce at 7:26 AM on September 18, 2018 [10 favorites]


It must have been quite the bidding war between Blockbuster and Hollywood Video to get that sweet, sweet product placement.
posted by ckape at 7:28 AM on September 18, 2018 [31 favorites]


JUST WATCHED TRAILER

I'M GOING TO END UP WRITING SO MUCH CAPTAIN MARVEL FEMSLASH AREN'T I

I'M GOING TO END UP WRITING SO MUCH CAPTAIN MARVEL/FURY FANFIC AREN'T I

OH MY GOD

OH MY GOD
posted by joyceanmachine at 7:30 AM on September 18, 2018 [20 favorites]


To me, the trailer is very different because there's little of the usual displays and caricatures of physical power or of much getting destroyed.

Instead, it's CM in an awesome looking, yet completely not sexualized costume, being powerful all by herself. She doesn't move or talk like a Thor or Hulk, but still walks with a confidence of someone who is accustomed to power. Subtle but interesting difference.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:33 AM on September 18, 2018 [8 favorites]


I spent half the trailer thinking 'who's going to get that Blockbuster product placement cash?'

And the rest 'Yes! Punch an old lady in the face!'
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:33 AM on September 18, 2018 [8 favorites]


To me, the trailer is very different because there's little of the usual displays and caricatures of physical power or of much getting destroyed.

Yeah, there's this wonderful recurring theme of getting hit and going down, then getting back up -- the space pod slamming into the Blockbuster, and then her standing, the entire segue of hitting the ground at different ages, and then her rising up and punching some Skrulls. It's resilience as a superpower, and I'm super goddamn into it.
posted by joyceanmachine at 7:37 AM on September 18, 2018 [40 favorites]


GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME
posted by skycrashesdown at 7:56 AM on September 18, 2018


(sorry I am completely incapable of anything else at the moment)
posted by skycrashesdown at 7:56 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Could have been better if the old lady was Stan Lee in drag. Make him do some stunt work for the fan service cameos!
posted by allegedly at 7:56 AM on September 18, 2018 [8 favorites]


Yeah, there's this wonderful recurring theme of getting hit and going down, then getting back up

I assume the soundtrack will be nothing but Tubthumping.
posted by ckape at 7:57 AM on September 18, 2018 [40 favorites]


Am I crazy or is the trailer giving the impression that Carol is some kind of Kree sleeper agent, infiltrating the military but gone rogue to defend the Earth?

(I pre-emptively apologize if, six months from now, it turns out I'm right.)
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 8:00 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


I'M GOING TO END UP WRITING SO MUCH CAPTAIN MARVEL FEMSLASH AREN'T I

My only question is why you've waited this long? (My one disappointment about the Netflix /Movie MCU divide is that we're really unlikely to get Jessica Jones and Captain Marvel on screen at the same time).
posted by dinty_moore at 8:01 AM on September 18, 2018 [5 favorites]


Marvel is trying out the grimdark thing then?
posted by Popular Ethics at 8:07 AM on September 18, 2018


Yeah, there's this wonderful recurring theme of getting hit and going down, then getting back up

WHAT MAKES

~ HER~

A HERO
posted by straight at 8:08 AM on September 18, 2018 [10 favorites]


The real twist would have been Nick Fury is an assumed identity of Jules Winnfield.

The real twist is that somebody that we've been watching in the Avengers movies has been a Skrull the entire time (or at least since the 1990s).
posted by straight at 8:11 AM on September 18, 2018 [9 favorites]


I like the use of the Alien sound in the trailer. ooooOOOOOoooo.
posted by Artw at 8:16 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


M O H A W K H E L M E T
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:17 AM on September 18, 2018 [7 favorites]


To me, the trailer is very different because there's little of the usual displays and caricatures of physical power

That move where she jumps and grabs a train and instead of clambering to the top does a gymnastic flip/roll up onto the roof and into a crouch to ruin somebody's day with a blast of energy is pretty fantastic and not really a copy of any of the other Marvel hero moves.

(One of my favorite things about Winter Soldier and Civil War was how distinct all the fighting styles were of the various characters.)
posted by straight at 8:22 AM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


I really like the music in that trailer, so I did a bit of digging and found the full piece here, by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, a composer I hadn't heard of before.

I knew that trailers often either borrow music from another movie, or have music specifically written for them, as composing and recording the full score tends to be one of the last things done for a film. It didn't occur to me that there would be composers such as Dimitrijevic who specialize primarily in trailer music, but now I know that's a thing.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 8:27 AM on September 18, 2018 [5 favorites]


(Also gotta just say that Larson and Jackson were both pretty excellent in the Kong: Skull Island movie which was way more fun and inventive and tongue-in-cheek than it had any right to be. Literally the only disappointment was that Tom Hiddleston's character never said, "We have a Kong."

Larson has a few moments against the big bad evil monster that made me pump my fist and say OH YEAH CAPTAIN MARVEL IS IN GOOD HANDS.)
posted by straight at 8:28 AM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


Could have been better if the old lady was Stan Lee in drag

Here comes the TRUTH BOMB

The old lady is the punk guy from Star Trek 4. The neck pinch was a leedle beet mind meld, which affected him and brought him into contact with his own nature. He spent a lot of really high-mileage years rebelling against his own unacknowledged feelings and getting grizzled by various means before he figured some shit out and transitioned, finally getting a little peace. Her reward for all that is that a cosmically powerful being punches her in the face because she's still humming the "I hate you and I berate you" song under her breath.
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 8:33 AM on September 18, 2018 [8 favorites]


This is all baseless nonsense. She's obviously a Dire Wraith.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:35 AM on September 18, 2018 [5 favorites]


The real twist would have been Nick Fury is an assumed identity of Jules Winnfield.

My headcanon basically since The Avengers has been that every one of Samuel L. Jackson's prior roles is Nick Fury undercover.
posted by gauche at 8:36 AM on September 18, 2018 [15 favorites]


It didn't occur to me that there would be composers such as Dimitrijevic who specialize primarily in trailer music, but now I know that's a thing.

My teenage daughters decided (as one of their elective baffle-the-parents traits) that this was their favorite music genre. It's called "epic music" and it's basically compositions that sound like they are from the soundtrack to a movie or video game. Thomas Bergersen is their favorite composer. He has like more than 20 albums of the stuff.

I'll bet Dimitrijevic is already on their SD cards.
posted by straight at 8:37 AM on September 18, 2018 [15 favorites]


This is all baseless nonsense. She's obviously a Dire Wraith.

Dammit, Paramount owns the rights to Rom: Spaceknight .
posted by straight at 8:40 AM on September 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


Here are FOUR HOURS of "Two Steps From Hell" for all your Epic Music needs. And a lot of Hollywood's trailer music needs.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 8:43 AM on September 18, 2018 [6 favorites]


MCU gets the ROM franchise and the hundred odd people who are super into that die of joy.
posted by Artw at 8:43 AM on September 18, 2018 [7 favorites]


Also, how great is that shot of a doctor doing an alien autopsy in an Undisclosed Location while Nick Fury sits at the foot of the bed keeping watch with a giant alien laser cannon?
posted by straight at 8:45 AM on September 18, 2018


This Captain Marvel looks like a much better movie than *this* Captain Marvel.
posted by hanov3r at 8:54 AM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


The old lady is the punk guy from Star Trek 4.

He's sure aged a lot in what, eight years or so?  Looks like a fun movie.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 8:58 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


So like, it's PG-13. So, maybe when Carol transforms from Kree green-shirt to red-and-blue CAPTAIN MARVEL, Fury will mutter under his breath "...Shazam."
posted by straight at 9:01 AM on September 18, 2018 [5 favorites]


This Captain Marvel looks like a much better movie than *this* Captain Marvel.

It looks almost as good as *THIS* Captain Marvel.
posted by Ashwagandha at 9:05 AM on September 18, 2018 [5 favorites]


"Carol Danvers and her buddy Nick Fury travel the highways and byways of the land on a neverending mission: to right wrongs, to develop understanding, and to seek justice for all!"
posted by straight at 9:13 AM on September 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


Can we also talk about how great the composition is on that poster? Danvers backlit by the fighter jet tarmac, the symbol on the hanger doors that part to reveal the olympian slogan leading up into the stars...and the cat!
posted by straight at 9:27 AM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


"This Captain Marvel looks like a much better movie than *this* Captain Marvel.

It looks almost as good as *THIS* Captain Marvel ."

I love the twisted history of Shazam! and Captain Marvel. I actually still confuse them sometimes, I saw this trailer blowing up on reddit this morning and skipped it because I thought I'd already seen it, plus it's a Marvel movie, so seen one seen em all (also because I don't watch ads if I can elect not to). I do hope it gets referenced in the movie, seems like the movies are meta-aware enough to sneak in a cheeky line or two about it.
posted by GoblinHoney at 9:31 AM on September 18, 2018


She's obviously a Dire Wraith.

YOU'RE A DIRE WRAITH!

I'm sorry. I don't know where that came from. I was just lashing out...with my long razor-sharp brain-sucking tongue.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 9:36 AM on September 18, 2018 [5 favorites]


The old lady is the punk guy from Star Trek 4.

He's already in the MCU.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 9:40 AM on September 18, 2018 [23 favorites]


there's this wonderful recurring theme of getting hit and going down, then getting back up

The MCU is probably going to be down one Cap after Avengers 4. They'll need a new one for the next cycle. Why not a Marvel?
posted by bonehead at 9:50 AM on September 18, 2018


I love the twisted history of Shazam! and Captain Marvel.

A short history: Captain Marvel was introduced by Fawcett Comics in 1940. He was Billy Batson, a boy who became a grown-up superhero by saying the word SHAZAM! He quickly became the most popular superhero in America. But Captain Marvel was also an obvious rip-off of Superman, so DC comics sued the hell out of Fawcett, the case lingered in courts for years and years, and eventually Fawcett through in the towel and gave up publishing it. (But only after they had milked it for as much money as they could, and circulation had dropped).

By the late 1960s Marvel comics realized that Fawcett's trademark on the Captain Marvel name had lapsed, and since Captain Marvel would be a good trademark for them to have, came out with their own Captain Marvel character. (That would be Mar-Vell, Jude Law in the trailer).

In the early 1970s DC, caught flat-footed, licensed the character back from Fawcett, and came out with their own Captain Marvel comic. But since Marvel now owned the trademark, they couldn't put "Captain Marvel" on the cover of their comics, so the comics were called SHAZAM! even though he was still called Captain Marvel on the inside. That led to a live-action Shazam! TV show.

In the late 70s, after the success of the TV show The Bionic Woman, Marvel started coming out with female versions of their most popular characters, which led to Ms. Marvel, aka Carol Danvers. (They also came out with Spider-Woman and She-Hulk about the same time).

Marvel's Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell, was eventually killed off in the comics, but then came out with several other characters named Captain Marvel to preserve their trademark, with the title eventually passing to Carol Danvers, who now calls herself Captain Marvel instead of Ms. Marvel.

At some point, DC outright acquired the full rights to the Billy Batson character, but gave up the name Captain Marvel entirely, and so Billy Batson is just known as Shazam! nowadays.

And that's fully HALF the twisted history Shazam! and Captain Marvel.

Meanwhile, in England...
posted by 1970s Antihero at 9:54 AM on September 18, 2018 [35 favorites]


Does the name patch on the other pilot walking out onto the tarmac with Danvers say Monica Rambeau?!?
posted by straight at 10:05 AM on September 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


The real twist is that somebody that we've been watching in the Avengers movies has been a Skrull the entire time

My money is on Stan Lee.
posted by nubs at 10:07 AM on September 18, 2018 [15 favorites]


Does the name patch on the other pilot walking out onto the tarmac yt with Danvers say Monica Rambeau?!?

I believe that's Maria Rambeau, Monica's mother.
posted by homunculus at 10:13 AM on September 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


Which means we might get Spectrum in current MCU continuity! Ultimates here we come!
posted by Molesome at 10:14 AM on September 18, 2018


It's going to turn out that the Skrulls have generic human forms they shift into when they're trying to blend into the scenery, rather than coming up with a new face every time, and one of the templates is Stan.

Also, yes, after bumping the quality up to 1080p that's definitely Maria.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:17 AM on September 18, 2018


NEXTWAVE is in MCU continuity now? This is the movie I've been waiting for. "Let's save America by beating up everything we see."
posted by bonehead at 10:17 AM on September 18, 2018 [13 favorites]


Monica Rambeau is in the mainline Captain Marvel comics, too. The Kelly Sue DeConnick ones, anyway.
posted by tobascodagama at 10:23 AM on September 18, 2018


Definitely on for NEXTWAVE, with its extended, needlessly brutal and fundamentally ludicrous fight scene. Also Drop Bears.

BTW, was the Rick Jones/Mar-Vell era a deliberate theft/trolling of the Billy Batson / Capt Marvel concept or a coincidence?

(Also, yes, a Miracleman movie or series, tidying up the messy narrative from the 80s, would be lovely - sad sack middle-aged schlub finds he's a science experiment gone wrong; Kills evil father-figure; Makes contact with aliens; Destroys London in fight with evil brother-figure; Abandons human self, becomes god and rules the world. Makes a change from "Has a fight with someone a bit like them only bigger".)
posted by Grangousier at 10:24 AM on September 18, 2018


Beyond the pure joy that would be a NEXTWAVE adaptation, Monica and Carol are also crucial players in the recent ULTIMATES series by Al Ewing, which was really, really really great.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:32 AM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


I love the twisted history of Shazam! and Captain Marvel.

I like that Djimon Hounsou is in both the upcoming Shazam! and Captain Marvel movies
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:35 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Djimon Hounsou is also in Aquaman. I mean, I'm all for the guy, but there are other actors out there.
posted by hanov3r at 10:37 AM on September 18, 2018


I am totally stoked to see Carol Danvers kick butt and be awesome as Captain Marvel.

I am 100% certain that old lady is a Skrull.

I'm interested to see if they've decided Carol is a Kree, or if she's just empowered by Kree phlebotinum, or what. Also, note that with Guardians of the Galaxy the Kree have been introduced in the MCU, but the Skrull haven't yet.

Also, I would squee with sheer unadulterated joy if there was a Kamala Khan movie in the works.

Also, my partner collects female action figures (no boys, just girls) and I just realized I'm going to have to budget the money to buy her at least three of Carol...

Have I mentioned that I'm really really excited to see Carol Danvers starring in her own movie? Because damn am I excited to see an MCU movie focusing on a woman.
posted by sotonohito at 10:42 AM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


And the costume! It's fantastic! Not stripperwear, low to no heels on the boots, what isn't there to love?
posted by sotonohito at 10:43 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Interesting--Hounsou isn't playing the same character in the DCEU movies. (Although Alfre Woodard did the same thing in the MCU--she's Black Mariah in Luke Cage and was the angry mom who buttonholed Tony Stark at the beginning of Civil War.)
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:45 AM on September 18, 2018


Also, too, it would be super-interesting to see if Marvel would do a Marvelman movie without shoehorning the character into the MCU.
posted by Halloween Jack at 10:47 AM on September 18, 2018


Yeah, Hounsou is the Josh Brolin of the DCEU.
posted by hanov3r at 10:47 AM on September 18, 2018


straight: "The real twist is that somebody that we've been watching in the Avengers movies has been a Skrull the entire time (or at least since the 1990s)."

If you're watching a Marvel movie and you don't know who the Skrull is, then the Skrull is you. [with regards to blue_beetle]
posted by chavenet at 10:50 AM on September 18, 2018 [6 favorites]


Looks like fun. Anyone else had the Ethan Hawke Hamlet pop into their head when they saw her in Blockbuster? No? Just me?
posted by octothorpe at 10:56 AM on September 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


(My one disappointment about the Netflix /Movie MCU divide is that we're really unlikely to get Jessica Jones and Captain Marvel on screen at the same time).

Is there anything preventing the movie actors from making cameos on the Netflix shows?

Personally I'd prefer to see Kamala Khan get her own Netflix show rather than a film.
posted by homunculus at 11:01 AM on September 18, 2018 [6 favorites]


The MCU is probably going to be down one Cap after Avengers 4. They'll need a new one for the next cycle. Why not a Marvel?

They could always go the Exiles route and bring back Hayley Atwell for the role.
posted by zombieflanders at 11:09 AM on September 18, 2018 [6 favorites]


Will they also de-age Stan Lee's cameo?
posted by ckape at 11:10 AM on September 18, 2018 [5 favorites]


Is there anything preventing the movie actors from making cameos on the Netflix shows?

Some movie actors have crossed over with Agents of Shield (most notably Jamie Alexander as Lady Sif and of course Samuel L. Jackson), but the Netflix shows have been more self-contained, referencing events in the MCU but not explicitly crossing over anywhere. Whether that's because of a licensing thing or just a desire on the part of Netflix to have their shows work as a standalone thing, I'm not sure.
posted by tobascodagama at 11:10 AM on September 18, 2018


Poked into the topic a bit more, and it seems like there's an org chart thing making the crossover logistically difficult. Basically, the Netflix series are controlled by Ike Perlmutter at Marvel while the MCU is controlled by Kevin Feige, reporting directly to Disney. Agents of Shield is on ABC, which presumably puts it closer to the Feige side of things. (And I think it was always conceived as sort of ancillary to the MCU anyway, whereas the Netflix shows have mostly given the individual showrunners freedom to do their own stuff as long as they left things open for the Defenders crossover.)
posted by tobascodagama at 11:29 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


gauche: Similarly, I assume that Nick Fury's background has some overlap with Jackson's, and in particular, that Jackson's/Fury's time with the Black Panthers and resultant awareness of COINTELPRO is where Fury began to develop his high grade paranoia/preparedness.
posted by rmd1023 at 11:41 AM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Also, I am so hyped for this movie.
posted by rmd1023 at 11:43 AM on September 18, 2018


Poked into the topic a bit more, and it seems like there's an org chart thing making the crossover logistically difficult. Basically, the Netflix series are controlled by Ike Perlmutter at Marvel while the MCU is controlled by Kevin Feige, reporting directly to Disney.

Which means that even beyond the organizational/logistical difficulties, crossovers would be complicated by the facts that Feige and Perlmutter really do not like each other and that Perlmutter is by all accounts an extremely petty man.
posted by IAmUnaware at 12:01 PM on September 18, 2018 [7 favorites]


Perlmutter is a former toy executive. Maybe they can trade him to Hasbro in exchange for the rights to ROM: Spaceknight.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 12:04 PM on September 18, 2018 [7 favorites]


Perlmuter has negative value: he makes anything he is attached to worse.

However as a cursed artifact he cannot be gotten rid of.
posted by Artw at 12:18 PM on September 18, 2018 [15 favorites]


Baby Coulson is everythingggg. Now gimme Baby Melinda May.

Also CHEWIE THE CAT LIVES! Cosmic cat butt!
posted by nicebookrack at 12:58 PM on September 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


Jude Law is totally gonna turn out evil. io9 trailer breakdown points out a blurry shot of Carol facing off against probably-Jude.
posted by nicebookrack at 1:17 PM on September 18, 2018


Makes sense; the Kree have been at best Lawful Evil in the MCU, and at worst blue Klingons.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 1:20 PM on September 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


I used to think that The Authority would be the movie that would cost the entire GDP of a couple of countries to make, but now Nextwave is my new windmill of a movie.

Come on, MODOKs in Elvis jumpsuits cannot be denied!

Love that sequence of Carol falling down and getting back up. She is going to lay the smack down on some poor fool and they are going to regret all of their life choices. Cannot wait! (170 days according to the countdown I set a couple of months ago.)
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 1:22 PM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


Also: Miracleman/Marvelman, the comic whose rights were so confused they had to write an entire book about who might own the character and it took decades to resolve. (Or maybe they just declared that the guy who sold the rights never really had the rights to sell them? I do see them reprinted now, though they are EXPENSIVE.)
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 1:31 PM on September 18, 2018


I can't see how a Marvelman movie could turn out looking like anything other than Marvel apparently deciding--inexplicably--to try to copy Snyder's DC movies.
posted by straight at 2:55 PM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


every one of Samuel L. Jackson's prior roles is Nick Fury undercover.

This accounts for why Jamal's Dad only appeared in a few episodes of Ghostwriter. He was distancing himself; he didn't want a secretive, paranormal half-life for his son. If only he knew...
posted by Iridic at 3:05 PM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


Jude Law is totally gonna turn out evil
I hope that's wrong. Mar-Vell never did, did he?
I can't see how a Marvelman movie could turn out looking like anything other than Marvel apparently deciding--inexplicably--to try to copy Snyder's DC movies.
Snyder used fewer heads on pikes. Marvelman is required reading for any comics fan, but holy shit is it completely unfilmable.

I'm 100% here for this trailer. Like, seriously excited. But I cannot let go of the fact that Larson is WAY too young to play an Air Force colonel. Don't you need like 16 or so years of service to be considered for Lt Col?

(However, at 29, Larson is absolutely the right age to play a captain...)
posted by uberchet at 3:08 PM on September 18, 2018


USAF minimum is 22 years of service, at least 3 as a lt. colonel, before making colonel.
posted by hanov3r at 3:11 PM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Will they also de-age Stan Lee's cameo?

He's looked like that since the 70s.
posted by maxsparber at 3:16 PM on September 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


Her promotion to Colonel is explained as something to do with retiring from the air force so she can work with NASA. But also - comic books!
posted by Molesome at 3:18 PM on September 18, 2018


If Danvers is gonna join the modern MCU heroes in Avengers 4, then at some point she's probably gonna end up like Steve Rogers--a lot older than she looks, which could end up being part of the explanation for her rank stuff.
posted by straight at 3:24 PM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


They could always go the Exiles route and bring back Hayley Atwell for the role.

If there are any shreds of justice in this tattered world, she will be too busy working on the first Jane Bond movie.
posted by GCU Sweet and Full of Grace at 3:34 PM on September 18, 2018 [20 favorites]


Here's another Marvel/Blockbuster Video connection (although with the Fox fork of Marvel)
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:48 PM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


>>I hope that's wrong. Mar-Vell never [turned out evil], did he?

Ahhh, but you see, Jude Law and Marvel have carefully avoided ever explicitly naming his character as Mar-Vell! So my hunch is that Law is either playing a character with an Obviously Evil name and/or playing an evil Skrull shapeshifted into Mar-Vell.

I hope against hope that with Clark Gregg's involvement, Captain Marvel will throw a friggin' bone to Agents of SHIELD with a tiny tie-in nod. Come on, MCU. Agents just spent an entire season on space adventures, Kree experiments on humans/Inhumans, time travel, and Kree invasions of Earth. Give us something, Captain Marvel!
posted by nicebookrack at 3:52 PM on September 18, 2018 [4 favorites]


a lot older than she looks

It'll be interesting to see if the MCU picks up the comics romance between Carol Danvers / James Rhodes (War Machine), considering Brie Larson is 29 years old and Don Cheadle is 53. 😬 Like on the one hand, hooray for Rhodey getting Avengers time that doesn't involve Tony, but on the other hand, nope nope NOPE
posted by nicebookrack at 4:12 PM on September 18, 2018


Always suprised when I remember Agents of SHEILD is still going.
posted by Artw at 4:33 PM on September 18, 2018 [3 favorites]


And that's fully HALF the twisted history Shazam! and Captain Marvel.

And when we're done with the second half of that, we'll look at Carol Danvers vs. Kara Danvers.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 4:47 PM on September 18, 2018 [6 favorites]


Artw: "Always suprised when I remember Agents of SHEILD is still going."

I checked out about halfway through season 2. I've heard it gets better but I just don't have the patience.
posted by octothorpe at 5:00 PM on September 18, 2018


Do I need to start learning what a Kree or a Skrull is at this point? 'Cause I don't know what the difference is between a Kree and a Skrull? Is this gonna be a thing?

This trailer makes me happy.
posted by Justinian at 5:50 PM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Do I need to start learning what a Kree or a Skrull is at this point?

I'm a relatively casual MCU fan - I've seen maybe a third of the MCU movies - and I've been reasonably satisfied that the movies can mostly stand alone without having seen all the others. Not that there aren't parts that don't mean more if you've seen other movies, but it's not critical.

I don't know what a Kree or Skrull is, I plan on seeing Captain Marvel and trust that the movie will tell me as much as I need to know without getting bogged down in unnecessary exposition.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 5:59 PM on September 18, 2018 [1 favorite]


Unless they've changed in recent years, the Skrulls are reptilian shape-changers ruled by a Queen and the Kree are militaristic, often blue skinned, created the Inhumans and are ruled by a giant brain creature. I don't think it needs to be any more complicated then that.
posted by Ashwagandha at 6:03 PM on September 18, 2018 [7 favorites]


If you've seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, the Kree are the blue-skinned ones. The most recognizable is Ronan.
posted by thefoxgod at 6:10 PM on September 18, 2018


Krees and Skrulls for the casual: The Kree are blue humanoid aliens that have a big Star Empire way out in space; we've seen a little of them in other MCU movies and on Agents of SHIELD.
Their longstanding military enemies are the Skrulls, who are green and have pointy ears (glimpsed in the trailer) and can shapeshift / copy people to infiltrate.
Knowing about Skrull shapeshifting explains Carol punching the old lady on the train - that's a Skrull in disguise. It will also explain inevitable in-jokes coming to twitter, etc - the new "who are you and what have you done with ___" will be "you're a Skrull impostor, aren't you".

So the movie plot will be something like...Carol Danvers, Air Force Pilot, gets caught up in the Kree/Skrull War when it comes to Earth in the 90's, gets powers and goes off to fight on the Kree side in space (also amnesia?), then returns to Earth later to chase down some Skrulls. (and will inevitably leave again for space, only to be called back for help years later as seen in the end of the most recent Avengers movie).

Also re: Her Superpower is Resilience and I'm Into It. Me as well. Her power has traditionally been that she absorbs stores and releases incoming energy, like a capacitor. Zapping her with something just charges her up; but she's also got power simply from ambient background radiation, etc. So Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel as a superhero is The Personification of 'she can give as good as she gets' or 'whatever you throw at her just makes her more powerful'. Eff Yeah. (/comicsplaining)
posted by bartleby at 6:26 PM on September 18, 2018 [11 favorites]


Also YES that is a cat flerken in the bottom left corner of the poster!
posted by D.Billy at 6:50 PM on September 18, 2018 [2 favorites]


It'll be interesting to see if the MCU picks up the comics romance between Carol Danvers / James Rhodes (War Machine), considering Brie Larson is 29 years old and Don Cheadle is 53. 😬 Like on the one hand, hooray for Rhodey getting Avengers time that doesn't involve Tony, but on the other hand, nope nope NOPE

Yeah, Rhodes would have only been 26 in 1990, so he's probably too young for her.
posted by straight at 9:02 PM on September 18, 2018


The most recognizable is Ronan.

It's a tangent, but man, have I always wanted an awesome name like "Ronan the Accuser"...although honestly, I'd probably never get to use it for anything cool.

"STEPHEN FROM ACCOUNTING! THRICE HAVE YOU STOLEN THE LUNCH OF RONAN FROM THE BREAK ROOM REFRIGERATION DEVICE, DESPITE ITS BEING CLEARLY MARKED AS CHATTEL OF THE ACCUSER! PREPARE FOR JUDGEMENT!"
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 1:46 AM on September 19, 2018 [15 favorites]


Looks like Disney is upping its Marvel TV game: Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service.
posted by Ashwagandha at 9:56 AM on September 19, 2018 [4 favorites]


Which is either a big spoiler for Avengers 4 or means they're planning prequels.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:10 AM on September 19, 2018


Re: Loki spoilers Loki’s get out from being dead was always going to be being Loki.

posted by Artw at 10:24 AM on September 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


STEPHEN FROM ACCOUNTING

STEPHEN THE ACCOUNTOR
posted by The Tensor at 10:26 AM on September 19, 2018 [7 favorites]


Loki spoilers

Unless it takes place prior to those events. I'd totally watch Loki hanging out with Vikings.
posted by Ashwagandha at 10:49 AM on September 19, 2018


I'm wondering who could play Lady Loki, or would it just be Hiddleston in drag?
posted by 1970s Antihero at 10:58 AM on September 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


If you've seen the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, the Kree are the blue-skinned ones.

In the comics there are also white (pink) skinned Kree, notably Mar-Vell (the comics-original Capt. Marvel.) Younger me was impressed that aliens were given some racial diversity.

It looks like we may get that here, depending on who Jude Law's character turns out to be.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 11:02 AM on September 19, 2018


In hindsight, it was way obvious that Envy Adams was secretly a superhero all along.
I mean, the boots alone gave it away.
posted by signal at 11:43 AM on September 19, 2018 [1 favorite]




From ChurchHatesTucker's link, the true reason why Captain Marvel punched the old lady.
posted by tobascodagama at 2:14 PM on September 19, 2018 [4 favorites]


That old lady looks a lot like former Aunt May actress Sally Field.
posted by hanov3r at 2:59 PM on September 19, 2018




every one of Samuel L. Jackson's prior roles is Nick Fury undercover.

Jules Winnfield? Sure.

Mr. Señor Love Daddy? All over it.

Augustus Gibbons of xXx? What the heck, why not?

John Shaft? You know it, baby.

Romulus, the schizophrenic homeless man of The Caveman’s Valentine ? Sure.

Mace Windu? Yeah, he’s aging well.

Samuel L. Jackson, in this week’s Life Itself? That one... strains the brain a bit.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:04 PM on September 19, 2018


every one of Samuel L. Jackson's prior roles is Nick Fury undercover.

So does Nick Fury have a son? Or was that just some kid Fury was training to join SHIELD when he got older? Either way, who in the Marvel universe did the chess-genius kid from Fresh grow up to be?
posted by homunculus at 9:45 PM on September 19, 2018 [2 favorites]


And of course, Mr. Glass is just Nick Fury in a Marvel What If...? universe where superheroes don't officially exist.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:12 AM on September 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


The other interesting things, narratively speaking, is that in the comics Danvers has become really, really powerful, and Feige & co have been clear that the MCU version will be the most powerful hero on the board, so to speak.

That's a big deal. I mean, we have Thor already, who is nearly invulnerable and immensely strong. He's off the scale, so to speak. In terms of sheer strength, I think canon is that only Hulk is stronger. And that's before we get to the whole storm-power thing so memorably shown on the Rainbow Bridge fight in Ragnarok. But Carol? Bigger and badder.

That's cool, but it also could give Marvel some of the same narrative problems DC has traditionally wrestled with around Superman. He's SO strong and SO powerful and effectively invulnerable that, well, it starts to get hard to tell stories with him. Donner & co. figured out in the 70s that there are really only two stories about Superman you can tell to a broad, noncomics audience:
  • How Clark Kent, after being raised by the Kents with a respect for his power & kind of on the down-low, decides to become the public Superman; and
  • What happens when Superman is faced with an antagonist or antagonists who are his equal in power?
GenX kids will recognize these as the plots of Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980). After that, you get bullshit like Superman: Quest for Peace.

I *totally* get the appeal of calling Carol home as a means to undo the Thanos snap, but once we have her back in the MCU, I wonder if she stays around -- on the one hand, I want her, because she's awesome, but on the other she creates the Superman problem.
posted by uberchet at 7:39 AM on September 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


Related to "Captain Marvel should smile more", someone photoshopped other Marvel heroes smiling on their posters: https://mobile.twitter.com/heymermaid/status/1042464773999394817
posted by rmd1023 at 8:31 AM on September 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


I *totally* get the appeal of calling Carol home as a means to undo the Thanos snap, but once we have her back in the MCU, I wonder if she stays around -- on the one hand, I want her, because she's awesome, but on the other she creates the Superman problem.

There's this, and there's the problem that the Snapture and the (presumed) subsequent undoing have raised the stakes to a mindboggling level. What do you do after this? I enjoyed the heck out of Spiderman: Homecoming because the stakes were small; young man trying to do good stopping local villain (who, if unchecked, would be a large problem); the stakes were not massive and more revolved around Peter proving himself to both himself and Tony; his decision in the end to stay the neighborhood superhero is now blown out of the water because he's gone to Titan, fought Thanos, died, and came back...and he's going to go back to Queens and just hang out now?

I don't know where the MCU goes after Avengers 4, because the scaling of the threats and the power levels now seems off the charts.
posted by nubs at 8:49 AM on September 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


someone photoshopped other Marvel heroes smiling on their posters

So it turns out that a badly photoshopped smile on anyone makes then look like the Joker.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:02 AM on September 20, 2018


So does Nick Fury have a son?

He does, and he's the spitting image of Samuel L. Jackson.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 9:04 AM on September 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


The Fury family really needs to learn to wear eye protection.
posted by octothorpe at 9:37 AM on September 20, 2018 [4 favorites]


Temporary fix suggestions for Captain Marvel RE: the Superman Problem:

1. Crushing Thanos and undoing the Snappening drains all of Carol's power and it takes another movie or so to rebuild her reserves.
2. Carol goes back to space to fight galactic heavy hitters but takes an upgraded Wakandan pager so she can be called back to Earth for shore leave / crossovers / birthday parties.
3. Carol hangs up the suit and goes on vacation for a couple of movies because she's been on duty and amnesiac since the '90s, man; she deserves a break drinking tequila in Tahiti (it's a magical place).
4. Carol turns out to be vulnerable to magic like Superman, so she gets a Captain Marvel / Doctor Strange crossover movie with Strange's magical enemies trolling the crap out of her.
4. Carol hangs around on Earth but as an active US military service member is legally restricted in how freely she can jump in to fix conflicts by blasting everything into particles.

Now I want a Captain Marvel / Black Widow buddy-cop crossover with Natasha all "right, here's our plan for sneaking into the terrorist compound to use the stolen codes from my stealth contact to disable the atomic bomb" and Carol's like "or I could disable the atomic bomb by punching it into SPACE!"
posted by nicebookrack at 11:21 AM on September 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


5. Carol is not actually Captain Marvel; she's a shapeshifted Skrull brainwashed to believe she's Carol. Or a clone, so Clone Carol and Original Carol can fight over who gets to be Scarlet Spider Maroon Marvel.
posted by nicebookrack at 11:25 AM on September 20, 2018


According to Ben Mendelsohn, Skrulls speak with an Australian accent when in their natural form.
posted by Iridic at 11:35 AM on September 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


Captain Marvel, as explained by the people who reimagined her.

Includes this quote:
“Carol falls down all the time,” DeConnick says, “but she always gets back up — we say that about Captain America as well, but Captain America gets back up because it’s the right thing to do. Carol gets back up because ‘Fuck you.’
posted by dinty_moore at 11:58 AM on September 20, 2018 [12 favorites]


He's SO strong and SO powerful and effectively invulnerable that, well, it starts to get hard to tell stories with him. Donner & co. figured out in the 70s that there are really only two stories about Superman you can tell to a broad, noncomics audience: Donner & co. figured out in the 70s that there are really only two stories about Superman you can tell to a broad, noncomics audience:

How Clark Kent, after being raised by the Kents with a respect for his power & kind of on the down-low, decides to become the public Superman; and
What happens when Superman is faced with an antagonist or antagonists who are his equal in power?


This is so wrong I'm tempted to write an entire essay about how wrong it is.

But the abstract is this: A good Superman story is about problems you can't solve just by punching them and threats that are not "The protagonist might get killed!" If you really can't think of any other compelling problems or threats those two (really?!), write another character.

As one fairly un-imaginative example, imagine a re-write of Man of Steel where the evil Kryptonians, newly exposed to yellow sunlight, are significantly weaker and slower than Superman, but it's clear that Superman will consider himself defeated if one single person dies in their conflict (including any of the Kryptonians).
posted by straight at 12:01 PM on September 20, 2018 [6 favorites]


Or to think more specifically of Carol, her Binary powers are like a nuclear weapon. There's almost nobody that can stand against them. But can we possibly think of a conflict that can't be resolved satisfactorily with the detonation of a hydrogen bomb?
posted by straight at 12:19 PM on September 20, 2018


I think the "broad, non-comics audience" part is key to that sentence, and is also not giving the audience enough credit.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 12:45 PM on September 20, 2018


I really do feel like we are far enough into the superhero movie genre glut/renaissance that we can expect the average moviegoer to be savvy enough about superhero tropes and have the freedom to do more interesting variations on genre (and we already are! See Logan, Thor: Ragnarok).
posted by dinty_moore at 1:40 PM on September 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


Looks like Disney is upping its Marvel TV game: Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service.

The Loki TV Series Needs To Make Loki’s Pansexuality Canon in the MCU. Also, let Valkryie be bisexual.
posted by homunculus at 2:11 PM on September 20, 2018 [5 favorites]


THE PLOT THICKENS: Marvel Just Added Another Twist to Captain Marvel's (Comics) Origin Story:
Carol's mom was secretly a Kree all along, so Carol is a half-human, half-Kree hybrid.
With the timing I now fully expect to see this in the movie.
posted by nicebookrack at 8:10 PM on September 20, 2018


Honestly, Cap Marvel's power sounds the ability to note give a fuck.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:53 AM on September 21, 2018


This is so wrong I'm tempted to write an entire essay about how wrong it is.
Well, knock yourself out, but n.b. that you're missing a big point here. Other, more subtle stories EXIST, and have been told in the 70+ years of Superman's print continuity, but I'm specifically discussing story ideas that you can sell (a) to a studio and (b) to an audience that has never had a Wednesday pull list.
also not giving the audience enough credit.
Obviously, I am unconvinced that I am shortchanging the American moviegoing public.
posted by uberchet at 7:08 AM on September 21, 2018


How do you do that "details" thing?
posted by uberchet at 7:09 AM on September 21, 2018


Like This
<details>
<Summary>The Label (e.g. Like This)</Summary>
The text you want hidden.
</details>

posted by Jugwine at 7:19 AM on September 21, 2018 [3 favorites]










All the discussion of whether Captain Marvel breaks the MCU by being too powerful is kinda moot now that Marvel has just announced that they've got a director lined up to make a movie about the Eternals, an entire race of superbeings who are all (arguably) more powerful than Carol.
posted by straight at 4:20 PM on September 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


And wait till you meet their giant space dads!
posted by Artw at 4:26 PM on September 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


In the MCU, a guy just snapped his fingers and killed half the universe.

We've passed the "power problem" with our foot on the gas pedal.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:53 PM on September 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


That's pithy, but Thanos' position and abilities at the end of the last movie prove the point.

His power, and the effects of it, MUST be dismantled for the MCU to move forwrad. It's so obvious as to rob the whole affair of any real narrative tension at all.

Plus, even in the mechanics of the story, his position is fragile and based on a fetching accessory (that can be taken and removed from play), not something intrinsic to being Thanos.

Superman's power is a fixed quantity, as is Danvers' in modern treatments.
posted by uberchet at 6:03 PM on September 21, 2018


All the discussion of whether Captain Marvel breaks the MCU by being too powerful is kinda moot now that Marvel has just announced that they've got a director lined up to make a movie about the Eternals

Whoa, hold up! They choose Chloe Zhao to direct a movie about the Eternals? That's actually pretty bold and exciting, depending on how much control they give her. Zhao's last two features were anything but "cosmic", being more invested in a kind of earthy realism account of lives on the outskirts. Songs My Brothers Taught Me is really good. It's about a brother and sister living on the Pine Ridge reservation, and The Rider is a low key examination of former rodeo rider trying to find a place for himself after debilitating injury. (Links to the trailers)

Neither film is what you'd think of as having a comic book aesthetic or even being particularly commercial, with the focus being more on observing subtle interactions between characters in unusual circumstance for most audiences. The films succeed well at this with even the minor characters having the feel of a full history to them and the sense of place well captured. How that will translate into a movie about the Eternals I can't imagine, but I'll be interested to see it for at least having the hint of something unexpected and new coming from it.
posted by gusottertrout at 11:13 PM on September 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


Just borrowed, "The Rider" from the library. Excited to watch it.
posted by octothorpe at 6:18 AM on September 22, 2018


Giving directors of indie stuff an SFX budget is a very Marvel thing to do.
posted by Artw at 6:23 AM on September 22, 2018 [3 favorites]


All this talk of power escalation... the Marvel universe still has Wanda Maximoff in it, right? The character who completely rewrote all of history with a single sentence?
posted by tobascodagama at 8:23 AM on September 22, 2018


“no more Marvel Power Rankings.”
posted by Artw at 9:19 AM on September 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


All this talk of power escalation... the Marvel universe still has Wanda Maximoff in it, right? The character who completely rewrote all of history with a single sentence?

Her powers in the MCU are less dramatic. She has psionic abilities, but no probability altering ones, at least none that have been demonstrated.

(In my head canon, the one with those abilities - a result of her contact with the Aether - is Jane Foster, who was also revealed to be a Human/Dark Elf hybrid (which would explain why the reality stone didn't kill her, and give her cool ears). Which might be a wee bit silly, but it's still better than an off-screen break-up, at least.)
posted by homunculus at 9:38 AM on September 22, 2018


Speaking of which, apparently in the comics a Brie Larson Captain Marvel already has a Reality Stone. Whether that's the MCU BLCM remains to be seen.
posted by homunculus at 9:48 AM on September 22, 2018


Giving directors of indie stuff an SFX budget is a very Marvel thing to do.

The point was more that not all "indie" stuff is the same and Zhao is interesting choice for what her style and interests have been. But I guess when people only care about movies when there budgets exceed 100 million, that doesn't matter much in the end.
posted by gusottertrout at 10:52 AM on September 22, 2018 [1 favorite]




To follow up on 1970's Antihero's summary:
moviebob’s 10-minute summary of the copyright issues around various Captains Marvel (or Mens Miracle) and how it wound up, legally, with Angela from Image's Spawn continuity now retconned as Thor's hidden sister.

Then, visiting the issues of X-Men that made me a Col. Danvers fan when I read them in 1989 (long after they were originally published), I'll ask Jay and Miles to do the heavy work:
X-plain the X-men episode 17 – including why Carol Danvers was hanging out with the X-men for a while (and why Rogue is a flying brick in the comics, and was thus also a flying brick in the animated series)

One Danvers scene
Rogue vs Danvers flashback

X-plain the X-men episode 20 – including the Carol Danvers and Wolverine team-up that everyone should get to see.

Danvers as Binary, on an X-Men cover
Experimenting on Carol Danvers is a mistake
Danvers to the rescue
Danvers unleashing new powers
A roaring rampage of revenge starts
Using the raw power of a sun to free a race of space whales

Finally, some random thoughts based on re-reading the DeConnick run, and what we saw in the trailer, and what we haven't seen in the trailer.
a) Col. Danvers' memories of Earth being gone echoes a couple of times Col. Danvers's was mind-wiped in the comics: by Rogue in the late 70's, and by a brain growth in DeConnick's run.
b) But also, that shot in the trailer of Col. Danvers locked in the machine, with blue beams sizzling into her temples, seems thematically similar to the weird Project T.A.H.I.T.I machine operating on Agent Coulson's brain (in a flashback showing the resurrection of the Loki-killed agent) in season 1 of Agents of SHIELD. That resurrection was achieved with chemicals derived from the corpse of a blue alien (never explicitly named as Kree at the time.)
c) Everyone is focusing on Jude Law dancing around his character's identity, but there is not a single mention of who Annette Bening plays. IMDB lists no name (while crediting Law as Mar-Vell). It sure would be kick-ass Bening isn't playing Carol Danvers mom, but lets us see a flashback to young Carol Danvers meeting Helen Cobb at the start of Danvers' Air Force career.
d) It'll be a long six months, and we probably have two more trailers between now and 8 Mar 2019. It'd be excellent if they could do one trailer with either of these Danvers quotes from the comics:

“Have you ever seen a little girl run so fast she falls down? There's an instant, a fraction of a second before the world catches hold of her again... A moment when she's outrun every doubt and fear she's ever had about herself and she flies. In that one moment, every little girl flies."

“Well... First there was nothing, then there was everything... Then the good lord saw fit to bring me into the world to kick the asses of those who need it most. So get ready 'cause this day or the next, it's coming.”

(If I had talent and patience, I'd re-edit scenes from the trailer to those quotes.)

I'll be wearing my Carol Corps shirt to the theater on 8 Mar...
posted by Mutant Lobsters from Riverhead at 5:51 PM on September 25, 2018 [8 favorites]


X-Men: Dark Phoenix Official Trailer
posted by homunculus at 12:09 PM on September 27, 2018


Huh. The focus on Ieans past is kinda off if you ask me.

But do they go to the blue zone of the moon?
posted by Artw at 12:13 PM on September 27, 2018


If you expand the video description on that YouTube page, you get a synopsis that's very different from the trailer:
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite -- not only to save Jean's soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
I have no idea whether this is substantiated, but what I was told via the Jay & Miles X-Plain The X-Men Discord is that all the CGI for the movie is still in progress, but after an internal demo reel leaked they felt they had to release something, and cut together a trailer with scenes that look "done" without VFX.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:05 AM on September 28, 2018 [1 favorite]




These Ant-Man and the Wasp Deleted Scenes Take Us Deeper into The Quantum Realm: Janet van Dyne has been making friends in the Microverse.

...are any of those friends Micronauts? Please?
posted by mittens at 10:40 AM on October 1, 2018


I think they sId it was some dude called RAM Space Chevalier.
posted by Artw at 12:12 PM on October 1, 2018




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