Brie Larson appeared on Disney-owned “Good Morning America” Tuesday to promote Disney’s “Captain Marvel” from Washington. And at last, we got to see Larson’s Carol Danvers, the fighter pilot turned Kree-superpowered leader of the elite unit Starforce.
The trailer opens with an accident, as Danvers plummets from the heavens above and crash-lands smack into the 1990s — in the form of a Blockbuster Video.
“I know a renegade soldier when I see one,” intones the voiceover of Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury.
“Space invasion. Big car chase. Truth be told, I was ready to hang it up. Till I met you today,” says Jackson’s Fury, hitting the plot points like Swiss clockwork. Then we see a flurry of Danvers’s Earthly flashbacks — military training, all-American ballgames — as she struggles to discern what about her past might be real.
And as the Samuel Jackson de-aging CGI reflects, we’re a long way from Thanos and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct the March 8 film, which also stars Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn and Lashana Lynch.