In the latest Captain Marvel trailer, the trailer’s overarching theme is simple: discover what makes a hero. This latest interpretation includes real life superheroes though, WNBA players.
This year’s All-Star weekend , some of the WNBA’s best and brightest have been on the center stage. Both A’ja Wilson and Stefanie Dolson participated in the Ruffles Celebrity All Star Game, while future and current Hall of Famer’s Sue Bird and Dawn Staley coached on opposing sides of the game. So you had to expect that something more epic was in store to help build hype this soon-arriving WNBA season.
The first visual you see on the trailer is one where an expertly cut shot of the Phoenix Mercury running out of the tunnel and the Captain Marvel Corps are heading to a shuttle of their own, each ready to handle their own business.
The NBA and WNBA to partnering with one of the hottest movies of the year in Captain Marvel is brilliant. For starters it gives the proper shine to the WNBA, women who rarely get the attention that they deserve. On top of which, the fact that they spliced in clips of the new movie with Brie Larson and players like Elena Delle Donne and Diana Taurasi in their element makes it epic.
There’s only one conclusion after that trailer, that you can’t help but be excited for both the WNBA season in May and the release of Captain Marvel in theaters next month, and both seem likely to make impacts beyond the summer.