Brie Larson calls role as 1st ever solo female Marvel superhero 'surreal'

The trailer for 'Captain Marvel' will likely drop this week

The trailer for 'Captain Marvel' will likely drop this week

Any kid who grew up in the 90s (when the movie is set) will have memories of going to Blockbuster as streaming video wasn't yet available. As can be seen in the opening seconds of the trailer, she is clearly impervious to most damage. Scrapping the usual origin formula, the film will jump straight into Captain Marvel's character - with the story seeing her dragged down to Earth, away from her successful career in Starforce.

When Brie Larson threatened to break the internet last week, fans assumed she was ready to debut the Captain Marvel trailer.

Larson previously told Vanity Fair she accepted the part because "I couldn't deny the fact that this movie is everything I care about, everything that's progressive and important and meaningful, and a symbol I wished I would've had growing up".

Although it's virtually impossible to tell when in Captain Marvel this scene takes place, the accompanying voiceover suggests Fury he may not have been aware of a "space invasion" until he crossed paths with "renegade soldier" Carol Danvers.

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If she's already got her red gloves, she's already Captain Marvel at that point.

But the trailer ends on Carol, generating massive amounts of energy and warning, "I'm not what you think I am".

Speaking at the Doctor Strange screening back in May, he said: "It's very important to us that all of our heroes do not become silhouette-perfect cutout icons". Captain Marvel punching that sweet, little old lady on the bus. Gotta be a darn and dirty Skrull! Here's the trailer. It looks alright. In addition, Djimon Hounsou and Lee Pace will reprise their roles as Korath and Ronan from Guardians of the Galaxy. After all, the post-credits scene from Avengers: Infinity War shows Fury paging Captain Marvel just as he was turned into dust by Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet-fueled snap. Marvel has reiterated that Carol is the most powerful hero the MCU has ever seen - and this trailer sure looks to be proof of that. Not for a two headed Captain Marvel, interesting as that might be to watch, but so the toy figure of Carol Danvers will come compatible with the helmet and mohawk design.

"She's more powerful than, possibly, all The Avengers combined", says Claire Lim, a huge comic book fan and a presenter for BBC's The Social.

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