'Captain Marvel' Trailer Makes Her Appear Far More Alien Than We Expected

Carol Danvers has officially landed in the Captain Marvel trailer by smashing right through a Blockbuster Video as the video opens, but rather than looking like a human returning home, she seems more like an alien looking at a strange land for the first time.

The first trailer for Captain Marvel debuted on Good Morning America on Thursday morning. Lead actress Brie Larson went on the morning talk show as a guest to help introduce the trailer.

“War is a universal language,” Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury says in a voiceover, “I know a renegade soldier when I see one. It never occurred to me that one might come from above.” His character is digitally de-aged for the movie, which takes place in the ‘90s.

Jude Law and Brie Larson in 'Captain Marvel'.

Marvel Studios

Most of the scenes depicted show Captain Marvel in her blue and green Starforce costume out in space, and the vibes seem much closer to Guardians of the Galaxy or Thor: Ragnarok as opposed to something more terrestrial. But Danvers definitely returns — or perhaps just goes — to Earth at some point during the movie to defend it against the Skrull invasion.

“I think I had a life here,” Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers says. “But I can’t tell if it’s real.”

The trailer clearly wants us to question whether or not Danvers was ever really human. Could it be that her memories of being a human pilot were implanted for some reason?

Entertainment Weekly revealed the first photos of Captain Marvel earlier this September, but this is the very first footage we’ve gotten of the character in action.

A series of Captain Marvel photos released since the first cover story have included tons of more information about how Carol Danvers begins the film with her powers and travels as part of Starforce. But how and why does she wind up on Earth? We’ll have to wait and find out.

Marvel president Kevin Feige has called Captain Marvel the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and so far with this trailer, that definitely looks like the case.

Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

Here’s the Avengers: Infinity War mid-credits scene, which originally teased Captain Marvel’s debut:

Related Tags