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Preview: Captain Marvel

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By Sarah-Jo Agar

Marvel films are known for having a particularly wide and eager audience and arguably, the hype around the films have increased over the past few years, because of Captain America: Civil War and Thor: Ragnarok being big hits in the box office. The talk over Avengers: Infinity War has only increased the excitement surrounding the Marvel films also.

It seems this excitement will only be growing as their upcoming movie Captain Marvel will be introducing a new character into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fans have been anticipating this addition since a post-credits scene in Infinity War teased that Captain Marvel would soon be joining the ever-growing list of superheroes.

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel will be a fresh addition as it is set in the 1990s and will provide Marvel fans with a new adventure from a period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we have not seen previously.

The film will follow the journey of Carol Danvers (portrayed by Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes, while a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth.

Marvel’s previous attempts at introducing space into their Cinematic Universe have been quite successful, with the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, the Thor trilogy and (of course) Avengers: Infinity War being big successes for the studios, and it seems Captain Marvel will be no different.

Marvel were successful in creating excitement around the upcoming movie as the trailer debuted during the Super Bowl; one of the widest watched events on television.

The trailer did not disappoint either with the usual cinematography you would expect from a Marvel trailer; exciting action sequences and a brief glimpse into the storyline of the film.

However, this trailer feels quite different to the previous trailers we have seen from the studios as it shows us how they are reaching into uncharted territory with a film set in the 90s and, most excitingly, the first female protagonist.

Marvel has introduced many female characters over the years, however, none of them have had their own movie and so it seems after years of fans pushing for a film with a female protagonist, Marvel has finally listened.  After Black Panther (2018) which was a huge success and was a big change for Marvel Studios, it seems that they are becoming more inclusive within their Cinematic Universe which seems to be pleasing many fans.

Brie Larson will star in Captain Marvel as Carol Danvers and the cast will include Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Clark Gregg, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, Jude Law, Lashana Lynch, Lee Pace, Mckenna Grace and Samuel L. Jackson will, of course, be included as his iconic role of Nick Fury.

The film will hopefully be as exciting as the trailer promises and many Marvel fans will be eagerly watching the new addition into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it will be in cinemas as of March 8, 2019.