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But before we get into our epic, web-slinging movie night, the kids decorated their own Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse tees Miles Morales style.
I asked him he was going to color in Peter B. Parker’s pizza belly. He said no but laughed about having a pizza belly and then asked for pizza for dinner. LOL!
Alright Spidey-Kids, I think we are ready for movie night and these pretty awesome Bonus Features.
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Avengers Endgame Trailer 2
Avengers Endgame Trailer Breakdown
Tony, Steve, and Thor are shown in clips from their various films, beginning with their origins. Once again, everything is in drained of color except the reds.
Hawkeye teaching his daughter, Lila, how to shoot arrows with his family in the background. This gutted me because I’m 100% positive they all get dusted which transforms him into Ronin. And I would bet this is where they get dusted, within the first 15 minutes of the film.
Once everyone is returned from their dusted state, Lila might be another recruit for the Young Avengers filling the role of Kate Bishop.
Immediately it cuts to footage of Black Widow (with blonde hair) seeing Clint as Ronin for the first time. They hold hands, that silent affirmation that they will get through this together.
We see footage again of the battle of Wakanda and the moment everyone turns to dust. Steve is saying “I keep telling everybody they should move on. Some do. But not us.”
Black Widow with Red Hair
This is the first time we have seen her with red hair in Endgame footage. It’s also longer than her short blonde hair shown at the end of Captain Marvel. Steve is also clean shaven here, not bearded.
Scott is out of the Quantum Realm and staring in disbelief at the missing signs posted all over the light pole.
Benatar Flying Into New York City
A quick shot of the Benatar headed to New York. Nebula and Tony are on this ship and are presumably flying towards Avengers Headquarters. Or it could be a Quinjet, possibly Widow rejoining Cap with Ronin in tow.
Rocket is seen on War Machine’s shoulder, calling back to his time perched on Groot’s shoulder. What is interesting to see is his more traditional comic book suit of red and blue.
This is our first real look at Nebula in Endgame. She has been seen in the background helping Tony but now she is in the forefront ready to slaughter Thanos and any who stand in her way.
Steve is tightening his shield to his arm looking the worse for wear. His suit (better seen in the poster below) is very similar to his comic book suit.
Quantum Realm Suits
This is our first look at footage featuring the new white suits. Some have said these are the Quantum Realm suits which could be true and/or they are their space suits. We know that the team is headed to whatever planet Farmer Thanos happens to be hanging out on.
We do know the suits are similar in color scheme to the one worn by Dr. Hank Pym in Ant-Man and The Wasp. Maybe they have a dual purpose.
The Hero Walk
Captain America is leading the group, followed by Iron Man, Black Widow, Ant-Man, Nebula, Ronin, and War Machine.
Thor and Carol Danvers
This bit of footage where he summons Stormbreaker (not Mjolnir as some have said) was shown to the Disney Shareholders. I’m glad the Russo Bros let us see it too.
Related: Captain Marvel Easter Eggs
Avengers Endgame is in theaters April 26th, 2019
Avengers Endgame Trailer 2 Reaction
I’m sharing all the Captain Marvel Easter Eggs and Cameos you may have missed. Obvious spoilers ahead! This film has everything from Nirvana and Flerkens to Indiana Jones and Happy Days. Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments below!
Captain Marvel Easter Eggs
Torfa is a planet visited by Captain Marvel in Vol 8 #2. She ends up helping the people of that planet cure themselves of the disease that is killing them.
The Collective is an extremely powerful being that gave Carol, during the Ms. Marvel days, her Binary Powers. In the film Yon-Rogg mentions The Collective before Starforce deploys on their dangerous mission to Torfa.
“Gonna Smile For Me?”
I don’t know if this was put in on purpose after all that dumbness online about her not smiling or if it was already in there. Either way, perfect.
Maria Rambeau call sign Photon
Maria is the mother of Monica Rambeau who in the comic goes by the alias Photon and also dons the Captain Marvel moniker. Fury makes a remark about Monica needing glowing powers like her Auntie Carol. He also says Maria would make a great pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D. Maybe Captain Marvel 2 will show her flying planes along with Agent May and kicking all the bad guy butts out there.
Lieutenant Trouble was originally a girl name Kit Renner who lived in the Statue of Liberty (Carol’s home) with her mom. In the film, Carol calls Monica Rambeau Lt. Trouble.
Prove You’re Not A Skrull
In the comics Carol proves she isn’t a Skrull by revealing details about her life. In the film, she gets Fury to do the same thing. Including an embarrassing secret about his toast preferences.
During this interrogation, Fury mentions Budapest. As we know, Hawkeye and Black Widow had a previous mission in Budapest that they both remember differently.
Dr. Wendy Lawson | Mar-Vell
In the comics, when Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel, comes to Earth he assumes the name Dr. Walter Lawson. In the film Mar-Vell is a woman who goes by the alias Dr. Wendy Lawson.
Project P.E.G.A.S.U.S. was the name of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s secret operation that studied the Tesseract in unspecified location in the Mojave Desert. We learn that Carol, Maria, and Dr. Lawson were involved with Project PEGASUS long before we see it show up in later Marvel films.
“He’s not from around here.”
This is the same thing Nick says to Steve about Loki in the first Avengers.
Fury is a Level 3 S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent.
Which means he basically was an overqualified file sorter for S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson meanwhile is enjoying his first week on the job.
“What’s a cat?”
“What’s a raccoon?”
Goose The Cat
Goose lounging on the control panels is straight out of the comic book. Mar-Vell (as Dr. Lawson) calls Goose a “she” in the flashback scene. In all other instances Goose is referred to as a “he.”
Goose in the comics is called Chewie. Chewie is a female Flerken who Carol finally realizes is an actual Flerken and not a cat. When he goes about devouring the Kree and all the tentacles are in the hallway I was reminded of the Rathtar escape from The Force Awakens.
Talos’ Reaction To Goose
Talos reacted to goose like Rocket Raccoon does when he first sees Chewie. I wanted a Rocket cameo in this film but I’ll take this. At least we got the same vibe, OMG THAT’S NOT A CAT!
Goose is placed in a Hannibal Lector masked by the Skrulls. Side note Hannibal Lector was portrayed by Anthony Hopkins who also plays Odin Allfather in the Thor films.
Precursor to the Quinjet perhaps.
The original Infinity Stone makes an appearance in Captain Marvel as the Power Core that Dr. Lawson/Mar-Vell is using to build her hyper speed engine. From Captain America: The First Avenger and Avengers, we know that Howard Stark found the Tesseract while out looking for Captain America. Maybe Goose should’ve left it trapped inside him somewhere instead of coughing it back up.
Captain Marvel Goes Binary
As Binary, Carol can tap the energy of a “white hole” which gives her control over heat, electromagnetic spectrum, and gravity. She is also capable of reaching light speed and has the ability to survive in space.
Although they never specifically call Carol Captain Marvel, she is continuing the work of Mar-Vell. Fury pronounces it “Marvel” and even sings a little of the Marvelettes to Carol.
Carol Danvers Memory Issues
Yon-Rogg is responsible for Carol’s amnesia in the comics and likewise in the film. The Kree manipulated her memories in order to use her and her powers.
The will he be Mar-Vell will he be Yon-Rogg has finally been solved. Jude Law is Yon-Rogg.
Yon-Rogg’s powers include super-strength, agility, and stamina. He is also good at unarmed combat which he challenges her too in the film. And that reminded me of Indiana Jones and the sword fight, Indy just shoots the guy.
Captain Marvel Easter Eggs 90s Nostalgia
The VHS for Hook is seen behind her. She picks up The Right Stuff and blows the head off the cutout for True Lies.
NIN, Heart, and Guns N’ Roses
Bush, The Foo Fighters, Rock The Vote
The Fonz on a Happy Days Lunchbox
Pinball Machines- Centipede and Space Invaders
The Fresh Prince
Stan Lee who played himself in the film is seen reading over his lines on the train. He keeps repeating “Trust Me True Believer.”
Now this was before my time but I do know that it is the original search engine. Funny to see it mentioned here.
Long Loading Times.
Poor Carol and Talos are so confused about what exactly they are waiting for. The dial-up struggle was real kids.
Long Distance Calls
Maria’s bad*ss flight maneuvers were very Maverick in that battle with Minerva. The get in front of them to blow them up, yes girl!
Carol is seen flying her jet with an up and over which was also straight out of Top Gun.
Malfunction with the eject lever. That one cut a little deep. RIP Goose.
Goose The Cat named for Goose played by Anthony Edwards in the film.
The Avengers Initiative
Fury began writing up The Protector’s Initiative and quickly revised it based on Carol’s call sign: Carol Avenger Danvers. I called this as the beginning of the Avengers Initiative in my Captain Marvel Special Look Breakdown
The control panels on her escape pod look like Mickey.
Captain Marvel Cameos
Kelly Sue DeConnick, the author of the Higher, Further, Faster Captain Marvel run which greatly informed this film, is seen in the train station. Carol runs into her after she gets off the train looking for the Skrull.
Stan Lee is on the train reading a copy of the script for Mallrats. Stan had a cameo in the film as himself. Which makes this the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Stan Lee is playing himself inside the world he has created.
Captain Marvel Easter Eggs – Post Credit Scene
Avengers Endgame: Captain Marvel Meets The Avengers
On the screens in front of Steve we see Global Missing, Norway, Indonesia, Japan, and Kenya. Norway is where the Asgardians were headed after the events of Ragnarok and where presumably Valkyrie and Korg took them after Thanos’ defeat of Thor and Loki.
Kenya is the closest known location to Wakanda. Could be photoshop as to not show Wakanda’s missing yet or it could be Wakanda doesn’t show up on any conventional or high tech map.
The pager Fury used at the end of Infinity War suddenly cuts off and the Avengers are trying to figure out how to get it turned back on. Black Widow wants to know who is on the other side of that pager and she turns around to see Carol standing there demanding to know “Where’s Fury?”
Goose The Cat and The Tesseract
After Goose swallows the Tesseract, storing it in a pocket dimension somewhere, we knew that S.H.I.E.L.D. would have to get it back. Goose takes care of that question in typical cat fashion. My first thought was that he was going to spit out Fury.
Captain Marvel is in theaters everywhere now!
I don’t typically write my reviews from the perspective of a parent. Not my Marvel ones anyways. But as I watched my daughter’s eyes light up and her fists clench in determination yesterday during the screening, I knew this was the direction I would take. Is Captain Marvel kid-friendly? What can kids learn from Captain Marvel? Why do best friends and women of all ages need to see it? I’ve got you covered in my Captain Marvel parent review.
Girl Power & Life Lessons | Captain Marvel Parent Review
To quote Samuel L. Jackson, “Strong women make dope movies.”
Captain Marvel is a dope movie. It is empowering to young girls and women alike, but not at the expense of the men in the film, despite what some jerk off journalists would have you think. This film is not about being less than someone else. It’s about striving to do your best. No one gets to tell you who to be or what you are capable of. Dig deep, stand strong, and believe in yourself.
When I was growing up, I was the girl who was told to stay down when I fell. That it wasn’t my place to be strong or smart or a leader. But like Carol, I refused to let them in my head. Their doubt fueled my fire and instead of listening to the haters, I smiled instead. Taking to heart what my grandmother always told me, I was a tough girl who could accomplish anything I set my mind to.
For the women out there still doubting themselves and the young girls who feel the pressure of society to conform, take it from Carol and Maria. You don’t have to do what society tells you, or follow the “rules” of your gender.
As a mother of a daughter who has been picked on by bullies (Read: Bullies Suck) for being a kind and creative person, it made me want to cry watching her yesterday. I could see the positive impact this film was making on her and the renewed determination in her eyes. Determination to continue pursuing her dreams, choosing love over hate. And that maybe her mom had it right when she told her not to let anyone keep her down.
One of the more emotional moments in the film for me was watching Carol and Maria’s friendship. You could feel the deep connection between these women, one that transcends friendship and becomes family. I always say friends are the family you choose. As someone who didn’t have the best family members, I can relate to Carol and her becoming close to Maria and her daughter Monica.
It brought tears to my eyes, because honestly we all need connections like this, a person or group of people who want the best for us and will lift us up even when we don’t have the strength to do it ourselves.
Captain Marvel Parent Review | Is Captain Marvel Kid-Friendly?
I was asked this almost immediately after the screening yesterday, is Captain Marvel safe for kids? It’s rated PG-13 but I think it’s a good one for all ages. If they have at least seen any of the Captain America Movies or the original Avengers film they should be fine with this one.
The violence is low key- less Black Panther and more Star Wars. There are a few curse words: 2 sh*ts, a few *sses (one of those is hilarious), and some damns.
For a more in-depth read on the kid-friendly aspects of the film check out Patty’s thoughts here: Captain Marvel Parent Movie Review
Captain Marvel is in theaters everywhere March 8th 2019!
I promise not to spoil anything and my Easter Eggs Post (and there are lots) will be coming soon. However, these moments needed to be addressed before I burst into flames and fly off into space. Not that that wouldn’t be pretty awesome though… moving on, Spoiler free Captain Marvel Review
Brie Larson Shines As Carol & I Need A Flerken | Captain Marvel Review
You guessed it, I’m starting with Goose The Cat. AKA the scene stealer. Not that I was surprised in anyway. How could you not love a Ginger Flerken? Even Fury is enamored with Goose. Buy all the Goose things because I’m pretty sure they are going to sell out.
In the comics, Goose is a girl Flerken named Chewie. Goose is called a him several times in the film. Marvel might be skipping the whole laying eggs thing by making the Flerken a boy instead of a girl. Boy, girl, Flerken, or Cat, Goose is the best.
I’m also 100% here for Goose taking out Thanos. Pretty sure he could do it without even a whisker out of place.
If you know anything about Carol Danvers in the comic books you know she is snarky, funny, and an overall tough girl. She has her loving moments and deep down she only wants to do the right thing. MCU Carol mirrors that entirely. I loved her swagger, her tenacity, and obviously her kicking everyone’s *ss thing.
Brie Larson shines as Carol. With so much trolling and filth on the internet about her part in this film, I can say 100% she showed all those haters the door. When is everyone going to learn the MCU casting department is clearly the best in the business?
Watching Fury in action is never a letdown. He is one bad mother, shut your mouth even when he wasn’t a high level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. You can see how he quickly rose to to the top of the ranks and why he was deemed such a threat by Hydra.
Maria may have been the original bestie, but Carol found an unlikely friend in Fury. Their banter is pure gold. I hope to see them reunited in Endgame or at the very least Captain Marvel 2.
Coulson! Son of Coul has returned, younger and long before Project T.A.H.I.T.I. This movie is basically Coulson’s first week on the job. And it begins to answer the question of why Fury would move heaven and earth to save Phil’s life after the events of Avengers.
Where has Captain Marvel been?
This was my husband’s question last night. Does Captain Marvel explain where Carol has been? Yes it does explain, in a round about way, why we haven’t seen her. Essentially, it follows the reasoning in the comics, basically where she spends a lot of her time when not at home in the Statue of Liberty.
Her absence yet Fury’s complete knowledge she exists makes sense. It doesn’t feel like Marvel scrambled to figure out how to write her in to the narrative. As with everything in the MCU, I believe they had plans for Captain Marvel long before now and laid the groundwork for her entrance way back when.
Yes, 1000 times yes, it has been worth the wait to see them on the big screen. Ben Mendelsohn was brilliant as Talos. And like Goose, he is a definite scene stealer and high point of the film.
Captain Marvel does begin getting into the Kree Skrull war without having it detract from Carol’s story overall. Comic fans, we have been waiting for this. If you’re not so much into the comics, this part may drag a bit for you but it is important to the plot and possible future films featuring Carol and Kree/Skrulls.
The Future of the MCU
The future of the MCU is murky. We don’t know 100% who is going to make it through Endgame and who isn’t. While I’m leaning towards The Eternals and Young Avengers, not to mention what Marvel Studios can do once X-Men and Fantastic Four have come home, I do know Carol has a future in the MCU. Her and the Rambeau’s, Maria and Monica, are strong characters that deserve the chance to go on. Wherever the MCU is going from here, you can bet these women will be there, kicking *ss and taking names.
Photon and Lt. Trouble that’s no coincidence in naming, just saying.
Captain Marvel Post Credit Scenes
I saw people googling are there post credit scenes in Captain Marvel? First you should know this by now, it’s only been 10 years. You never leave a Marvel film until the lights come on and they are trying to clean up your neighbor’s spilt popcorn.
Yes, there are 2 post credit scenes in Captain Marvel. Like Thor Ragnarok, one was heavy and leads into the next big MCU film, in this case Endgame. The other is lighthearted and will make you smile. That Endgame tie-in though, I was losing it in my chair. So perfect.
Captain Marvel Stan Lee Cameo and Tribute
Grab your tissues because you are going to need it watching the Stan Lee tribute. It rolls before the film starts and it is perfect, touching, and utterly heartbreaking at the same time. I leaned over to my friend and said Marvel is trying to kill us with this.
Look for Stan early on after Carol lands on Earth. They even pause on him, just for a second, like a Marvel moment of silence. Ugh I’m tearing up just thinking about it.
RIP Stan Lee.
Captain Marvel is in theaters everywhere March 8th 2019!