Things You Might Have Missed in the Captain Marvel Trailer

See some of the details (and cat-tails!) you might have missed in the Captain Marvel trailer and poster.

Marvel Studios has debuted the highly-anticipated first trailer for Captain Marvel, introducing the world to its high-flying heroine Carol Danvers.

This half-Kree, half-human hero is poised to become the strongest fighter in the Marvel Universe– if only she could remember her life on Earth.  With her powers of flight and photonic energy, Captain Marvel is ready to shine as bright as a Hala Star in her spring cinematic debut, before joining the fight in the still-untitled Avengers 4.

Take a look at the trailer below, and then join us as we point out a few marvelous details you might have missed in the new trailer and poster!

The Skrulls

After that trailer, we know exactly what you’re thinking- did our brave hero really just punch an elderly woman in the face?

The good news is no, she probably didn’t.  That was most likely our first look at the true insidiousness of the Skrulls, the shapeshifting aliens who pose a galactic-level threat with their potential to secretly infiltrate every aspect of human society.  Led by Talos (played by Ben Mendelsohn), these green-and-purple invaders can take the form of just about any person- and sometimes animals– meaning that even the sweet old lady on the bus isn’t to be trusted.

Skrull infiltration is so deep and dangerous that fans shouldn’t be shocked if Marvel Studios even decides to drop a bombshell and reveal that a longtime MCU supporting character (or main character!) could have been a Skrull this entire time.

Ronan the Accuser

Lee Pace’s ill-fated Guardians of the Galaxy villain Ronan the Accuser has a rich history as one of the blue-skinned Kree aliens, a bit of a fanatic when it comes to his race’s domination over the cosmos.  The Kree were mentioned in Guardians, but didn’t really get the focus until Captain Marvel came along.

In the comics, the Kree and Skrulls are bitter enemies.  Since this film is set in the 90s, fans will actually get to meet a younger Ronan who may in fact be aligned with Captain Marvel as she fights as a member of the elite Kree Starforce.  Considered in the comics to be villains, the Starforce features members like Ronan, as well as Korath the Pursuer (also returning from Guardians of the Galaxy), and Dr. Minerva (played by Gemma Chan).

Their full team function in the film is yet to be seen, but it means bad news for whoever stands in their way.

The Pager

Just in case the Blockbuster Video store didn’t clue you in to the 1990s setting of the film (some store manager is getting a write-up for leaving that sign on all night!), we see Nick Fury typing out a message on a pager during the trailer: WITH TARGET.

While this pager doesn’t feature some of the same detailing as the one seen in the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene, it’s very possible this is the predecessor to Captain Marvel’s emergency beacon.  Fans were also treated to proper looks at both a younger Nick Fury and Phil Coulson as members of SHIELD.  Captain Marvel may very well show us the origin of that pager, as well as the loss of Nick Fury’s eye.

Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.  It never hurts to prepare for an Infinity War, though.

Carol’s Helmet

Since the first concept images of Captain Marvel were teased at San Diego Comic Con and with then film stills from Entertainment Weekly, fans have been eagerly wondering if Carol’s now-iconic helmet would make its appearance.  The new trailer has answered that question in spades- yes!

Two different shots of her uniform’s helmet show up in the trailer, revealing its incredibly comics-accurate design.  Artist Jamie McKelvie was responsible for coming up with initial concepts for Captain Marvel’s new costume and helmet ahead of the Kelly Sue DeConnick run on the book.  These shots show that Marvel Studios managed to create a pretty faithful representation of this important costume element, including Carol’s mohawk sticking out the top.

The film’s Captain Marvel costume actually owes a lot to McKelvie’s designs, and though it remains to be seen whether Carol will ever wear her red sash, fans will be seeing this incredible heroine practically leaping off the comics page to the big screen.

The Cat!

Okay, so this wasn’t in the trailer, but this new poster came along with the exciting trailer reveal from Marvel Studios.  At a first glance, this poster looks to completely focus on Captain Marvel- with the Hala Star in the windows above her in an air force hangar.  But a closer look at the poster reveals a hidden de-tail that eagle-eyed fans will be able to spot.

That’s right, Captain Marvel’s pet cat is slinking off the side of the poster!  Don’t believe us?  Turn up your screen brightness and check out the left side of the hangar door, or take a look at the image below.

In the comics, Carol’s ginger cat is called Chewie, and is actually an alien creature called a ‘flerken’, with Lovecraftian tentacles and a fanged mouth that is actually pretty terrifying.  Rumor has it the cat’s name in the film will be changed to Goose, an appropriate reference to Top Gun (rather than the current Star Wars nod).

Will Marvel introduce her as a flerken, or will she just be a normal Earth cat?  We’ll find out in March!

Captain Marvel soars into theaters on March 8th, 2019, just ahead of Avengers 4.  What part of the trailer was your favorite?  Let Your Geek Sideshow and tell us in the comments!

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