A Blast from the Past: The First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Takes Us Back to the ‘Blockbuster Video’-Filled 90’s

TVOvermind | 9/19/2018 | Brian Hadsell
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe of 2018 may still be reeling from the genocidal snap of Thanos’ finger that was heard clear across the universe this summer, but that doesn’t mean that the House that Iron Man built has any plans of slowing down in the lead-up until the as-of-yet unnamed Avengers 4 next May. A few short months after the Mad Titan’s conquest gave us the follow-up to 2015’s Ant-Man, now with 100% more Wasp in the supporting cast, and Netflix has churned out second seasons for both Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

But those were thing we’d already seen before in some form of another. The ineffectual Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) was just a side-story about what some of the Marvel fandom’s least favorite Avengers were up to when the big guns were scattered across the galaxy fighting Thanos and his children. Everybody already loved Luke Cage. Everybody already… I dunno… tolerated(?) Iron Fist. Marvel was clearly just spinning its wheels until we got going with how the real heroes are inevitably going to undo Thanos’ triumph.

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But this is different. Sure, Captain Marvel is yet another prequel filled with familiar characters that won’t push the movie continuity forward while Disney revs up for Phase 3’s star-studded finale, but we’re not talking about something we’ve already seen before. Not really.

Yes, Fury and Coulson will be there. Yes, a couple...
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