Captain Marvel Trailer:
It seems that Captain Marvel is almost moving into its final marketing stage where we get a bunch of TV spots with a glimpse of new footage while the rest of it is from what we have already seen in the previous trailers. We have got three new TV spots following a similar pattern recently, but this new one reveals a detail that raises eyebrows all around. Here, have a look at the new Carol Danvers Vs Mar-Vell trailer:
Now we only get a glimpse of what is being promised in the title here, but the interesting piece here is that the trailer officially calls Law’s character as Mar-Vell. Now we know that just recently, the official Captain Marvel website named his character as “Mar-Vell, the leader of Starforce,” but later they removed ‘Mar-Vell’ and now he is just being described as “Leader of Starforce”.
So we don’t really know what to believe here. One misses the simpler days when Jude Law joined the cast of the film and people straight away believed him to be playing Mar-Vell even though it wasn’t confirmed by Marvel ever. Later on, a Funko Pop toy catalogue for all of Captain Marvel’s figures got leaked and it named Law as the arch nemesis of Captain Marvel, Yon Rogg.
So, this here should give us the confirmation as the mystery behind Law’s character. The title of the trailer given above could easily be there just to keep us thinking. These days Marvel lies straight to our faces with their trailers, so we can never know what to believe.
It is usually the opposite of what is being revealed by Marvel. The biggest example of this is the Avengers 4 title. The biggest speculation for the title was Endgame ever since Infinity War came out, but Marvel kept denying it for 6 months and then revealed the same thing, making fans go crazy for no reason.
The fact that there is something fishy behing Jude Law’s character keeps us inclined to believe that he is not going to be playing Mar-Vell, and will probably turn out to be Yon Rogg towards the end of the film. Law spoke to EW about his character in the film and he called him “inspirational.” He said:
“He is driven by a belief in the divine leadership of the Kree people. So he’s almost a devout warrior — unquestioning, conservative, but inspirational.”
Later when Stephen Colbert tried to trick Law into revealing his character on the talk show, he said:
“I can’t tell you who I am, nice try. I think it might be this British-American difference. With Fantastic Beasts, they’re like ‘We assume you’re not going to give away any of these secrets. And if you do, we’re going to tell you not to again and we may quietly kill you. In Marvel. It’s like, ‘DON’T YOU F****** EVER TELL ANYBODY ABOUT THIS!'”
Nuff said, about Jude Law’s character, there is another mystery character in the film and that is being played by Annette Benning. Speculation rose believing that she could be playing a living version of the infamous Supreme Intelligence from the comics, but we can’t be certain of it as of now. Here’s what she had to say about it:
“I can’t give anything away. No, in fact, I need to call them again and they have to tell me exactly what it is that I can’t say. All I can tell you is that it is as much fun as you would imagine it could be. At least it was for me. It was so much fun, and I can’t tell you why because then it would give something away. It was like when you’re a little kid and you imagine what it would be like to be in a superhero movie, that’s what it was like. Seriously. It was fun.”
Captain Marvel comes out on March 8. Here’s the official Synopsis:
“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races,” the synopsis reads. “Set in the 1990s, Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”