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Marvel Drops First Trailer for ‘Captain Marvel’

Steve Porter / September 21, 2018

After four years of planning and development, months of rumors and speculation, tantalizing pictures, and a brief mention in Avengers: Infinity War, we now have the first trailer for Captain Marvel.

This has been a slow process even for a major tentpole feature. Marvel began development in 2013 before they announced the film in 2014, in no small part to appease critics that wondered (rightly) when the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe would feature a film starring a female protagonist. It felt like the company dragged their heels for another two years before casting Brie Larson as the film’s lead. The film’s potentially groundbreaking status was preempted by the release of DC’s Wonder Woman by Warner Bros. in 2017, whose box office success demonstrated that audiences were more than ready for a female superhero—and also demonstrated that the MCU had fallen behind.

At long last, principal photography wrapped up this summer. Now, the studio has seen fit to finally reveal the first trailer for the upcoming film.

 

Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Gemma Chan, Lashana Lynch, Lee Pace, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Mendelsohn, and Annette Bening, Captain Marvel will arrive in theaters March 8, 2019.