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Marvel has finally released the second trailer for the eagerly awaited Captain Marvel film. The movie starring Academy Award winner Brie Larson will be the first solo female superhero lead film from the studio behind 20 other superhero blockbusters sharing the same continuity. While many naysayers have often chided Marvel at the lack of female superhero blockbusters, their wishes will be answered with the release of Captain Marvel, next year.
The film’s first trailer drew a mixed response from viewers. That said, the trailer was viewed 109 million times in just 24 hours alone and became the 11th most viewed trailer in a day. Needless to say, fans are excited about the film. Luckily the second trailer continues to build up the hype, showing just how powerful this superhero is.
The new trailer tells us a bit more about the origin of the superhero Carol Danvers and how she is part human part Kree. The new trailer also reminds viewers that the film is set in 1995 with a digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson by her side. Jackson returns to his role as Nick Fury. We also see Jude Law’s character a bit more and it will be interesting to see what capacity he is involved in Carol’s life.
Given that Captain Marvel is said to be the most powerful superhero Marvel has introduced on screen, it is certainly going to be fun to see her go toe to toe against Thanos (the villain from Avengers: Infinity War) next year when Larson reprises her role for the final Avengers film. A big attraction to seeing this film will be finding out what happened to Captain Marvel in 1995 that caused her to disappear from the MCU and how will she return in 2018 when the Avengers face off against Thanos.
Disney and Marvel’s MCU has been lauded by the critics and it’s become the most profitable franchise earning a massive $17.5 billion combined profit from a budget of $4 billion in totality. But the studio has been slow to capitalize on giving women their own films and only greenlit Captain Marvel after DC began production on Wonder Woman.
But due to the enormous success of Wonder Woman, Oceans 8 and films like Crazy Rich Asians, Searching and their own Black Panther, the Disney backed studio Marvel has begun rapidly looking into establishing a more diverse catalog for its upcoming slate of films.
Not only has the studio fast-tracked the long-awaited Black Widow film, starring Scarlett Johanssen, it’s also not shied away from rumors of a female team up film down the line. Most recently, the studio announced that it will introduce its first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi, with casting and pre-production set to begin soon.
Disney has also been getting into shows, thanks to the popularity of Netflix series and has reserved a lot of its Marvel A-listers including Tom Hiddleston’s Loki, Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Sebastian Stan’s Winter Soldier for its upcoming streaming site where these actors, along with many more, will headline their own series.
Captain Marvel is set to release around February 2019.