Now that the collective freakout over Captain Marvel has slightly subsided (let’s be real here: we’ll be hyped up until the end of the year), let’s talk about the underlying theories you might’ve observed in the trailer. Of course, the costume change wasn’t the only one that we spotted. So we’re here to list down more, including elements that confirmed previous speculations.
Sit back and grab your theory goggles, Captain Marvel fans.
It’s really set in the ’90s
Literally the first few seconds of the Captain Marvel trailer showed the superheroine crashing into a Blockbuster Video store. In case you didn’t know, this is a video rental place that was big in the ’90s. It officially went out of business in 2013. Other obvious scenes that prove that this is sort of a prequel is the fact that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is alive, younger, and still has two of his eyes. Also making a comeback is SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson, who appears younger as well.
Carol has another identity in the comics known as Binary, described as a cosmic-powered being that channels a strong energy from the stars. There are several theories that points to Captain Marvel evolving into Binary in the movie, especially with the last scene in the trailer where she’s immensely powering up and looking like a bright star.
Comic Book predicts that we might see this persona in the film, but not how she’ll get these powers. (Which is, again, via an alien force. There are lots of aliens here, guys.) It’s also possible that they’ll slowly introduce Binary in Captain Marvel since she’ll be powerful enough to defeat Thanos in this form. Ooooh, so exciting!
This isn’t part of the trailer but this is still worth noting. First, look at the movie poster very carefully. Do you notice anything odd?