New Captain Marvel Trailer – Who is Carol Danvers?

Today is the day MCU fans have been waiting for — our first Captain Marvel trailer finally dropped! And boy, oh boy, did it not disappoint. Take a look for yourself!

But who IS Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel? Here’s the skinny, according to Marvel comics.

Carol Danvers is a skilled Air Force pilot and intelligence agent who, while working at NASA, was exposed to an alien device, the Psyche-Magnitron, belonging to the Kree. (Remember the Kree from Guardians of the Galaxy?) After coming into contact with this device, Carol finds herself with new abilities as a half-Kree/half-human, including heightened strength and stamina, the ability to fly (and fly through space), the ability to absorb energy and shoot fireballs from her hands, and at times, even the ability to see flashes of the future. But along with her new abilities, she also finds herself plagued by memory loss. (Hint, hint — did you notice that in the trailer?)

Within Marvel comic timelines, Captain Marvel has gone by a handful of aliases, including Lady Marvel, Warbird, Binary, and Ace. She founded the A-Force, an all-female Avengers group. (Talk about girl power! I hope we get this in the MCU! Captain Marvel, The Wasp, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch — I think we have a roster in the making!)

Captain Marvel has been spotted in storylines working with the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, S.H.I.E.L.D., and even the X-Men. (Hmmm, wonder if she will ever meet any X-Men in the MCU?)

She’s been known to be friends with Nick Fury (notice his two eyes in the trailer?), Scarlet Witch, Wolverine, and Jessica Jones. She’s also been known to have a little love interest with War Machine, aka Iron Man’s best friend, Rhodey. <3

And do you know what else? Captain Marvel has even squared off with the Mad Titan, yep, that’s right, and with a team of superheroes, she defeated Thanos…

I know it’s too early to make predictions, but what do you think?! Will Captain Marvel be the savior of the universe? Will we finally learn how Nick Fury lost his eye? Will Rhodey get a MCU love interest? Will Fury’s pager still be operational when he sends her an S.O.S. at the end of Infinity War? The countdown is on until we know more!

March 2019 can’t come soon enough.


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  1. Jen
    September 18, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    So excited for this movie!!

    • monicamiller58
      September 18, 2018 / 10:03 pm

      Oh gosh, me too! I just want to play the trailer on a loop!

  2. Stephanie
    September 19, 2018 / 7:46 am

    I’m waaaaay too excited for this. I about screeched with the millisecond blip of Coulson! It’s gonna be so dang good!

    • monicamiller58
      September 19, 2018 / 8:54 am

      I know! Coulson and Fury look SO YOUNG! It’s going to be so fun to see them back on screen together.

  3. Becky Ginther
    September 19, 2018 / 8:45 pm

    I’m so excited for this! I didn’t know she was half-Kree. That’s interesting – they also had some sub-plots in Agents of Shield. And I would love to see an A-Force movie!

    • monicamiller58
      September 19, 2018 / 10:11 pm

      Totally agree! And I am way behind on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — I need to catch up on that ASAP!

  4. September 19, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    I know nothing of Captain Marvel so this is a great post !

    • monicamiller58
      September 19, 2018 / 10:09 pm

      We’ll be learning more soon! Glad you found it helpful. 🙂

  5. September 20, 2018 / 9:14 am

    I’ve no idea about Marvel Universe but been a fan of Brie Larson since I saw the movie “Room”. So gonna watch this one only for her. 🙂

    • monicamiller58
      September 20, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      Oh gosh – just thinking of the movie Room makes me want to tear up! I totally agree- can’t wait to see Brie in action in the MCU!

  6. Ace
    September 20, 2018 / 11:16 am

    YAAAAS! I’m so excited to see this! I usually take my nephews to see Marvel movies, so they better appreciate Captain Marvel just as much! Haha

    • monicamiller58
      September 20, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      I totally agree! And yes!! I think girl superheroes are just as cool (if not cooler) as guy superheroes. 🙂

  7. September 20, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Ahhhh! I really can’t wait now! I was excited when I finished Infinity War, but now I’M SUPER EXCITED!

    • monicamiller58
      September 20, 2018 / 10:44 pm

      March can’t come soon enough! Until then, let’s just want Infinity War on repeat.

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