Molly Thomson
September 18, 2018 8:24 am

Steel yourselves, Marvel Fans: the inaugural trailer for the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel dropped Tuesday, September 18th, and it offers viewers their first glimpse into the complicated superheroine. The trailer opens on a nostalgic ’90s scene, with protagonist Brie Larson hurtling from the sky and crashing straight into a Blockbuster Video. (RIP, Blockbuster.)

The rest of the two-minute trailer flashes between Captain Marvel’s (Larson) past and present, the latter of which includes car chases and punching an older woman in the face for yet-unknown reasons. She spends many of the clips sporting her iconic blue-and-red superhero suit, but some in a baseball cap and pedestrian clothing, struggling to remember her time as a pilot in the United States Air Force.

For those unfamiliar with Captain Marvel’s origin story, her “real” name is Carol Danvers. She was fused with alien DNA after an accident, which granted her superhuman strength. Of course, she doesn’t really remember that.

The film is breaking barriers on numerous fronts: It’s written and directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the second of whom is Marvel’s first female director. Also (drumroll, please), this is the first Marvel film to star a solo female superhero—ever.

“I think the fanboys have been running the comic book world and the video game world for a long time, and so now that we get some female heroines in there, it’s certainly about time that more fangirls were writing it,” writer Geneva Robertson-Dworet told HelloGiggles.

We couldn’t agree more. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.

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