Apart from being the first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvel also assumes importance due to Avengers 4, the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, which will release a couple of months after the Brie Larson movie. It also unveils that the film will center around the Kree and Skulls, two alien races featured heavily in the Marvel comics.
That Fury character has so far appeared in eight other Marvel Cinematic Universe films, though this entry, taking place several decades before the others, features Fury as a younger man.
Annette Bening's casting in Captain Marvel was officially confirmed this week, and she even appeared in the new trailer for the film.
"You have this Kree part of her that's unemotional, that is an wonderful fighter and competitive", Larson told Entertainment Weekly. I couldn't help but suspect that Marvel added a shot of Carol smiling early in this trailer to counteract all the dumb calls for a smiling Captain Marvel after the first trailer.More news: Deontay Wilder retains heavyweight crown after Fury thriller ends in draw
Second trailer shows Carol Danvers fighting in space. Viewers then witness another scene, where Captain Marvel is explaining her race of "noble warrior heroes" on a vehicle ride.
'So, Skrulls are the bad guys, ' Fury says, as Danvers glances at the subway car's patrons. Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Ben Mendelsohn, Jude Law, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte and McKenna Grace are also a part of the star cast.
Having portrayed the character of Jane in 2011's Thor and 2013's Thor: The Dark World, Portman stated back in 2016 that she believed she was "done" with the MCU, although she did tease the possibility of a return for "an Avengers 7 or whatever". In this footage, Carol teams up with Nick Fury and S.H.I.E.L.D.to find out more information about her past.
Marvel has released the second trailer for Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel will arrive in cinemas on March 8th, 2019.