We still don’t have an official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie, but we learn a whole lot about how Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) got her incredible powers in the latest trailer for Captain Marvel. The trailer basically gives us her entire origin story: found by an alien race of “noble warrior heroes,” Carol was infused by the Kree with the power to live a “longer, stronger, superior” life as part of their society, “reborn” as a Kree. An ongoing interstellar conflict between the Kree and the insidious shape-changing Skrulls brings Carol back to Earth where she runs into a cat-loving young Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and becomes “Captain Marvel” to end the conflict once and for all.
Captain Marvel was directed by the team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississipi Grind), from a script they wrote with Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch. Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou repise their Guardians of the Galaxy roles as Ronan the Accuser and Korath. Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, and Jude Law also star.
Captain Marvel opens in theaters on March 8, 2019.