Captain Marvel is back in a second trailer – as is the sweet old tram lady who Carol Danvers whacked in Trailer 1. And it turns out she was right to do so as sweet old tram lady is a Skrull, and packs quite the return kick.
Seriously, if you’re that fit at 80 you have no need of public transport priority seating. Give it up for exhausted middle-aged women like me.
Building on the first trailer released in September, we see an injured Carol found with no memory by the Kree, “a race of noble warrior heroes”, who imbue her with extraordinary superpowers so she can live “longer, stronger – superior”.
She knows she’s got a past though, as she keeps getting flashes of memories of her old life. “Would you like to know what you really are?” asks Talos, a Skrull, tantalisingly (Ben Mendelsohn, surely officially the Hardest Working Actor on this or any other planet right now).
The outfits are fabulous, and Carol’s green blood matches them, something we should all aim for.
We also got a terrific new poster the other day – where Captain Marvel looks like I imagine I do when I too am being heroic, eg tackling queue jumpers and rescuing cats from playhouse roofs.
Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) is back too, not entirely convinced by Carol’s rather lackadaisical approach to flying, but entirely convinced by Carol’s pet cat. We only get a brief glimpse of Jude Law as Mar-Vell though.
Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and is released in the UK and US on 8 March 2019.