Look out Wonder Woman, there’s competition in town. The trailer for Marvel’s new film, “Captain Marvel,” is now online, and fans are ecstatic to see the comic book character come to life. Starring Brie Larson as the titular Captain Marvel, the film is set in the mid-1990s, years before the events of most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Comic book fans are excited to see the infamous Skrull invasion carried out on screen, and movie fans are looking forward to getting to know a potential new Marvel front runner.

There is a lot to look forward to in the upcoming film, but fans are excited for social reasons as well. After years of clamoring for a Black Widow movie, Marvel finally has a film that stars a female superhero in her own right. Furthermore, Captain Marvel is said to be one of if not the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only does a woman get to lead the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she is a hero who could apparently wipe the floor with just about everyone else.

“Captain Marvel” is set to be released on March 8, 2018. The story will supposedly revolve around the Skrull invasion and Captain Marvel’s past. One synopsis of the film reads, “Set in the mid-1990s, Captain Marvel follows Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, as she turns into one of the galaxy’s mightiest heroes and joins Starforce, an elite Kree military team, before returning home with new questions about her past and identity when the Earth is caught in the center of an intergalactic conflict between two alien worlds.”

The film has had fans theorizing since it was announced, and speculation reached a fever pitch after Captain Marvel was referenced in the “Avengers: Infinity War” post-credit scene. Given her incredible powers, people are wondering why she was not involved in past Avenger’s conflicts and how her absence will be woven into the larger Marvel story line.

“Captain Marvel” has been in the works for some time, and Marvel fans have been looking forward to it which means it is likely to be successful. Marvel movies generally do frighteningly well at the box office, but the success of “Captain Marvel” might be thrown to even greater heights due to the response to “Wonder Woman.” Those who have been hoping for another female lead in a superhero movie are likely to turn out in droves, and Marvel has a better reputation among movie watchers going into “Captain Marvel” than DC did ahead of “Wonder Woman.” What that will mean for the latest addition to the Marvel movie roster is still unclear, but Wonder Woman better watch out. If “Captain Marvel” does anywhere near as well as Marvel movies have been doing lately, there will be a new superhero queen in town.

 

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