The long-awaited Captain Marvel trailer arrived this week, full of 1990s-era goodness. The MCU is playing catch up with this film after getting caught unprepared by the success of Wonder Woman last year. This is their first superhero movie to be helmed by a woman, debuting on March 8, 2019, International Woman's Day. It's the first new character they've introduced to the pantheon since Black Panther last February, and anticipation is high. These details in the Captain Marvel trailer promise the film will be the origin story newcomers need while helping fill in some of the histories of the Marvel-verse.
With Captain Marvel, the MCU is once again attempting something of a high-wire act. Without The X-Men, there is nothing in their arsenal which matches Wonder Woman as an icon. This makes next year's film an uphill climb to introduce a new character to the masses, who has to basically stand shoulder-to-shoulder with DC's Diana Prince from the word "go," and hopefully match her 2017 box office earnings while doing it.
But the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a track record of making new character introductions work. I mean, seriously, they made a talking raccoon and a monolexical tree work. Captain Marvel should be a breeze.