IS IT GREEN OR BLUE?

Ben Mendelsohn’s Skrull baddie is seen here supposedly attacking Carol Danvers after she had her cosmic, life-altering accident that turned her part Kree. But curiously, his outfit is purple and doesn’t seem to match the approaching figure we saw in the first shot.

If Carol was an Air Force pilot, why would her files be classified under S.H.I.E.L.D? Was the agency already aware of extraterrestrial threats in the ’90s before the events of Captain Marvel? It seems like Thor wasn’t the inciting event for the agency to investigate aliens after all.

“I keep having these memories. Something in my past is the key to all of this,” Carol tells Fury, which leads them on a merry chase through classified files and restricted S.H.I.E.L.D. areas. But considering the pile of photographs and mementos, as well as Carol’s melted dog tag shown here, this looks more like Carol’s old house than a clinical archive room.

Here’s a clear shot of Mendelsohn in his Skrull prosthetics, just because. And because he seems to know more about Carol than she does, egging her on with a cryptic, “Would you like to know what you really are?”

In what seems like a shot of Carol’s training to be in the Starforce, she gets a verbal lashing from Jude Law, who is oddly mean here. “You’ve come a long way, but you’re not as strong as you think,” Law’s mystery character says. Maybe his mean attitude is explained by his still-unknown (probably) identity.

And there he is: Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace). The character made a splash when he appeared in some of the official stills for Captain Marvel, but it’s still uncertain what part he plays in the film. The genocidal Kree warrior was a big villain from Guardians of the Galaxy, so it seems like he would also antagonize Carol, but that may be complicated by the fact that she is now part-Kree, too.

Marvel chief Kevin Feige has been teasing that Captain Marvel is the most powerful hero in the MCU, and here we can see why. Carol’s full Binary powers are on display in this shot, making her look like she’s going Super Saiyan — which is actually not far off from her abilities in this form.

When Carol goes “Binary,” an identity introduced in the comics in the 1980s and the early 1990s, she is able to tap into the power of a white hole, giving her the ability to utilize all types of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum. This means she can move at the speed of light, breathe in space, and even control gravity to an extent. Those are cosmic abilities that exceed what any of the other Marvel heroes can do. She has since lost those powers in the comics, but it seems like in Captain Marvel she’ll be able to access them, maybe as some sort of final form that had been untapped until now.

“I’m not going to fight your war, I’m going to end it,” Carol declares, as we see Binary Captain Marvel in her mohawk element and iconic red, gold, and blue colors. Tell me this shot doesn’t make you emotional.

Captain Marvel is not even out yet, but already her cat has stolen the movie, both in this new trailer and in the poster for which its butt went viral. But here’s the thing: that’s not a cat.

The furry “adorable” creature is named Goose in the trailer (in an apt nod to Top Gun), but it’s likely that this is the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Carol Danvers’ fan-favorite pet, Chewie. In Kelly Sue DeConnick and Jamie McKelvie’s comic book run, Chewie is revealed to be an alien known as a Flerken. On the outside, Flerkens look exactly like cats, but they have a few notable differences. For one, they lay eggs. Two, when they attack, a huge set of pink tentacles that emerge from their mouths. And lastly, they are highly intelligent beings that contain pocket dimensions inside their mouths, allowing them achieve dimensional travel — which could perhaps have something to do with Captain Marvel’s absence until now. So yeah, that’s a pretty powerful cat.

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