Marvel Studios released the first trailer for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. To the excitement of comic fans nationwide. Before watching the trailer, it helps to know the movie is a prequel of sorts. In that, it takes place before the first Iron Man movie. And Captain Marvel is who Nick Fury contacted at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. If that just spoiled Infinity War for you, I don’t care. Go see the movie opening weekend like a normal person.
Let’s skip the part where we’re all like, “ZOMG! The left is going to politicize this worse than a Kree invasion.” We know it’s coming (see James Cameron Doubles Down: ‘Wonder Woman is Just Too Hot to be Feminist!’ and Latest Outrage: Wonder Woman is ‘FAT SHAMING!’ By Promoting Health Foods…). Captain Marvel will be the first female lead in a Marvel movie. Entertainment bloggers can’t help themselves. Moving on.
I actually am really looking forward to this. Yes, a lot of the Marvel movies have been “paint by the numbers.” They really exist just to set up other movies. But Captain Marvel was my favorite graphic novel I’ve read in a while. The tagline “Higher, Further. Faster” was actually the name of one of the books. If the movie is in the spirit and smart humor of the comics, and you get to see as many levels to the character as a popcorn movie will allow, this should be a great flick.
Most importantly, maybe it’ll get Marvel to finally release some dolls. I have a six-year-old niece, and so far I’ve only been able to get her the DC Super Hero Girls dolls. C’mon, Marvel. Is it 2018 or 1958?