Captain Marvel, a historic first for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, isn’t your average superhero movie. That’s because Captain Marvel (played by Brie Larson) isn’t your average superhero. She’s “as powerful a character as we’ve ever put in a movie,” according to Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, and she made her on-screen debut in a trailer released during Good Morning America.
You can watch the clip above. (Please note that it begins with Captain Marvel inside a Blockbuster Video, because this is a period peace set during the most prestigious decade: the 1990s. Not enough Counting Crows songs, imo.)
Larson, who won an Academy Award for her performance in Room, was initially hesitant to play part-Kree, part-human pilot-turned-cosmic hero Carol Danvers, “mostly because I like being anonymous. I like disappearing into characters, and I always felt like if I was out in the public eye too much, it potentially limits you in the future,” she told Entertainment Weekly. But she eventually signed on because “just seeing a character who says how she feels and says what’s on her mind and doesn’t let people stand in her way is incredibly empowering.”
Marvel also released a (Daft Punk-inspired?) poster.
Captain Marvel, which also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, and Clark Gregg, opens on March 8, 2019.