The second ‘Captain Marvel’ trailer dropped: let the ’90s wash over you


If Captain Marvel flops, do you think Marvel will ever allow a female lead in any of their movies ever again? I’m not saying Captain Marvel will flop, this is merely a thought exercise. I think Marvel is really only giving this “female lead” thing one shot to succeed or fail. And to their credit, I do think Marvel has put a lot of money behind Captain Marvel, and they’ll continue to put a lot of money behind her. During Monday Night Football, Marvel debuted the second trailer for Captain Marvel. At least now I’m starting to understand her backstory a little bit (the first trailer was confusing AF for non-comic readers):

It needs more Jude Law, right? Say what you will about Jude, but I’m VERY interested in seeing what he does when he’s getting Marvel paychecks. And what sort of anti-ageing cream is Samuel L.Jackson using?? He looks younger without facial hair, true, but the man is 69 YEARS OLD. It’s wrong that he looks the same now as he did when he was really making movies in the ‘90s. As for Brie Larson… I think she looks cool. What I enjoy about this is that it’s set in 1995 and Brie is SOOOO the kind of actress who would have been popular in the ‘90s. I’m just saying, it fits. Also: that cat is super-cute.



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  1. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    The strongest Avenger! (Sorry Thor.)

    • Char says:

      I’m soooo curious to see their faces when she shows up to save the world in Avengers.

    • JeanGrey says:

      Technically in the comic books, Wanda (Scarlet Witch) is the strongest Avenger. The movies have dumbed her down a bit, but she was still able to destroy an Infinity Stone and hold back Thanos while having an emotional breakdown over killing her boyfriend at the same time. Either way both female characters can still kick the dudes asses with plenty of strength left over. Add in Dark Phoenix and the men in the MCU have no chance against those three bad asses.

  2. ds says:

    NIN t-shirt! I’m sold.

  3. Jane says:

    Lol, Samuel looks the same as he did in 90’s because they’ve digitally de-aged him.

    They’re getting good at it. Michael Douglas looked exactly like 80’s Michael Douglas in part of the Ant Man sequel.

    • Joss RED says:

      And Michelle Pfeiffer. 😉

      LMAO at: “And what sort of anti-ageing cream is Samuel L.Jackson using?? (…) the man is 69 YEARS OLD.”

    • Agenbiter says:

      Why would they do that – is his character supposed to be younger?

      • Babadook says:

        Yeah. I guess it’s set in the 90’s so it’s younger Nick Fury. I can’t believe how good they’ve gotten at making actors look young again.

      • Joss RED says:

        Captain Marvel is set in the 90’s.

        And in the Ant-Man movies, there were a couple of flashback scenes (from the late 80’s/early 90’s). 😉

      • Des says:

        Yes, the movie is set in the 90s, so his character, Nick Fury, needs to be 20 years younger.

      • Adrien says:

        Yes, notice he still has two eyes.

    • Lightpurple says:

      And RDJ in Captain America: Civil War. They have done it on a few actors now because the time lines of the various stories are crossing through decades.

      • Seán says:

        The digitally de-aged Robert Downey Jr. looked awful, creepy and unnatural though. They did a fantastic job with Michael Keaton and Michelle Pfeiffer though.

  4. Steffie says:

    They uses some kind of cgi to de-age Sam Jackson right?
    It really does look very natural, unlike whatever they used for that starwars movie.

  5. Mia4s says:

    I’m still excited but….meh? That was not a great trailer. Some good action shots but why is her delivery of her lines so…stilted? It was driving me crazy.

    I’m still in but more with cautious optimism than real excitement. Dammit.

    • SK says:

      Yeah… I will see it and support it but I am not enthused because her performance is not winning me over in these trailers. Specifically, she has a high little girl voice and that just doesn’t work for mother-f**king CAROL DANVERS!!! This role needs gravitas and bad-assery and I just don’t know if the lovely Brie Larsen has that. She is a great actress but that doesn’t mean she can pull off every and any role. I always pictured a young Jane Lynch in this role. The carriage, the voice, the attitude. When Brie says “I’m gonna end it” it just sound weak. Ugh… Ah well!!

      • Div says:

        Exactly. Great actors aren’t suited to every role. A lot of critics noted that about Claire Foy in the Girl with a Dragon Tattoo reboot; in the original Dragon Tattoo, Carey Mulligan and Scarlett Johansson were almost cast and neither would have worked for the character imo.

        I would have preferred Charlize Theron or Edge of Tomorrow era Emily Blunt. If people were going younger, I know JLaw isn’t as popular as she used to be but I could have seen her pulling this role off well.

      • Prairiegirl says:

        Agree, and agree with Div that Charlize would’ve been better – and closer to age appropriate for the character. Still: Annette Fricken’ Benning! Another reason to go!

      • ichsi says:

        Yeah, not a fan of the girl voice either and the actions sequences look a lot like Iron Man cast-off scenes. @prairiegirl Charlize would have been great but I’d always hoped Katee Sackhoff would do it. The ageism in Hollywood is a tragedy.

    • Div says:

      I’m getting the same vibe. Brie is an excellent actress, but I still feel like the casting was off. I would have preferred an older actress and someone who is more physically imposing; Brie is one of those weird people who can look 20 or 40 depending on the styling, but her voice is very thin, delicate, and almost girlish.

      That’s not to say delicate, short, slender, girlish voiced women can’t kick ass, but we live in a society which favors those traits and Brie checks all those boxes and not just one—I would have preferred to see someone who physically looks very capable of kicking ass even if they didn’t have powers (like how Emily Blunt bulked up for The Edge of Tomorrow, Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games, Cynthia Ervio in Widows, Danai Gurai, Michelle Rodriguez, etc.).

      Plus, the story imo looks a bit messy and the visuals are…eh.

      • SK says:

        Agreed. She’s great, and I appreciate that she worked her area off for this role; but she’s just not convincing as a bad-ass.

        I’m also disappointed by her age. When I say a young Jane Lynch, I mean, mid-30s. Or you know what who would have been amazing? Charlize. Or they could have been brave and gone beyond white, blonde chick!! So many interesting actresses who could have done Carol more justice. I just don’t buy Brie in this role, no matter how much she clenches her fists and squints. Some people just don’t have that aspect to them.

      • Div says:

        I agree that mid 30s and up would have been perfect. Rosario Dawson, if they moved away from the original comic image like they did with the original Nick Fury. or Charlize would have been great.

  6. Babadook says:

    I’m going to see this. Im not a marvel stan, I haven’t seen a superhero movie in a long time (except Black Panther for the same reason I’m going to see this) and I’m not even sure it looks that good but god help me I’m going to be there to support a female fronted hero movie. If this is the way cinema is going, let’s at least see some women at the forefront.

  7. DesertReal says:

    I’ll be there front and center, that went without saying- but I am relieved that this trailer is so much more legible and cohesive than the other one.
    It’ll bring more asses to the seats lol

  8. Gaby says:

    I think it looks fun and I’m all for female superheroes, I will definitely watch this, but I’m so not into Brie. I can’t really put my finger on it, but it’s like she wants to be a big star (which I think is great) while pretending she doesn’t, like she is acting all the time IRL.

  9. Ali says:

    With no expectations, I liked the trailer. I think she has a quiet conference that works.

  10. LP says:

    I mean, they aren’t giving it just one shot because captain marvel is going to be a HUGE part of the next avengers movie- that’s why it’s coming out in March, to be ahead of the early May avengers 4 release date. The story and character are going to be v important in defeating josh brolin. Also partly why they haven’t given us the A4 title; it’s a spoiler in some way

  11. oliphant says:

    This looks amazing!!! mohawk helmet! was wondering if they’d do that, and space flying! really excited for this and Brie comes off really well in this trailer as opposed to the first. AND she’s the strongest avenger! Just wait for the douche bros to get all butthurt that she’s stronger than Thor or little hawkeye with his little bow LOL.

  12. Darla says:

    I liked the first trailer better. I am concerned about Brie in this role. But I will support the film no matter what.

  13. dee says:

    They had me at Jude Law! I will be seeing this movie.

  14. Case says:

    Brie is great in dramas. But in Skull Island she felt so, so out of place. I’m worried the same will happen here, because no, I don’t think Marvel will give us another female lead if this doesn’t do well.

    I enjoy Marvel movies and will of course continue to support female led action films, but I don’t have high hopes for this one. Marvel is usually strangely good at choosing actors that fit these characters perfectly, but this seems like a miss.

    • Hmmm says:

      Yes. I don’t know what it is, but she just doesn’t have the right kind of charisma needed for a role like this.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The 90s look is never out of style as far as I’m concerned lol. Unlike the 80s, which you can burn, I’m still all in black and platforms. And I still wear skirts with combats! I know I know, I’m too old. The kids seem to like it though. 😛

  16. Prairiegirl says:

    Annette Benning’s in it! Whoo!

  17. pleaseicu says:

    Yes, it does need more Jude Law. Most everything could use more Jude Law. Fantastic Beasts 2 would’ve been infinitely more watchable if it was just 2 hours of Jude Law wandering around Hogwarts smiling at everyone with his twinkly blue eyes, Dumbledore beard, and fine tailored suits.

    I want to be excited for Captain Marvel but I’m just so meh by what they’ve released and by what I’ve seen of Brie Larson in the role so far (which is admittedly limited). I’ll definitely still see it but I was hoping to be more hyped by the trailers than I have been. The visual effects of the space fight look amazing. But that’s about the best thing I can say based on what they’ve shown so far. I’m hoping this is a situation where it’s hard to get a good feel for what Brie Larson’s actually done with the role from the trailers and she’ll kill it in the actual film. Unless there’s some huge secret performance Marvel is keeping hidden from the trailers I feel like she’s going to get drowned out by the talent and charisma of her own supporting cast: Jude Law, Annette Benning, Ben Mendelsohn, Gemma Chan, Samuel Jackson, etc.

    • Lightpurple says:

      And Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, and Clark Gregg. Plus whatever unannounced cameos from the rest of the MCU. This thing has a huge cast.

  18. Athyrmose says:

    The choreography and movement in the fight and flight scenes is Marvel’s best so far.

  19. Leslie says:

    I’ll see it, but I’m so very meh on this trailer and on the movie given what they’ve shown in the trailer. The film, given the trailer, seems so phase 1 Marvel. Like, if this trailer had come out as a phase 1 movie, then I’d be here for it. But it’s not got enough oomf for a phase 3 movie.

  20. Wood Dragon says:

    Hey, I am looking forward to it.

  21. diana says:

    The trailer looks so good! I’m hyped! Brie isn’t necessarily my first choice for the role of CM but I’m sure she’ll do fine. She was badass in Free Fire. It can’t be worst than gadot in WW and that movie was successful.