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7 Secrets You Definitely Missed in the New Captain Marvel Trailer

Only the sharpest-eyed comic-book buffs noticed these Easter eggs.

On Tuesday, Marvel finally released the long-awaited trailer to Captain Marvel, in which Brie Larson stars as the titular superhero trying to save the world when it becomes caught in an intergalactic between two alien races.

The action-packed trailer got fans excited about the upcoming film, but it also generated some confusion. In particular, there's a moment in the trailer in which Captain Marvel punches an innocent-looking old lady in the head on a train (which had people scratching their heads). There was also a lot of buzz surrounding the release of the poster, which seems to feature a cat-like creature crawling away at the bottom left corner.

Of course, eagle-eyed fans of the Marvel universe spotted quite a few other easter eggs in the trailer, which you can read about below. And for news on another recently-dropped trailer, check out how the New Mary Poppins Returns Trailer Stuns Fans with Ageless Dick Van Dyke.

There Are a Lot of Parallels Between Captain Marvel and Captain America

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The similarities extend way beyond the fact that they're both Marvel superheroes. Fans noticed parallels between the outfits they were in the military training sequences, as well as the way they turn around when in a large crowd. Hey, the first Captain America film, released in 2011, received glowing reviews and a 79 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It wouldn't be the worst superhero film to emulate.

You've Seen That Actress Before

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Flashback scenes show Carol Danvers (for the uninitiated, that's Captain Marvel's real name) played by 12-year-old Mckenna Grace, who also happened to play Chris Evans' niece in the 2017 movie Gifted. Though probably just coincidental, it's another Captain America reference! And for more great coverage of your favorite films, don't miss these 50 Famous Movie Lines That Were Ad-Libbed. 

The Rambeau Connection

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This flashback shot shows Danvers with her friend Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch), the mother of Monica Rambeau, who actually preceded Danvers as Captain Marvel in the comic books.

Since the movie takes place in the 1990s, it means that, theoretically, there's an adult version of Monica existing somewhere in the Marvel universe, though the significance of this is as of yet unclear. 

It Seems Like Carol Got Her Powers From An Explosion

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Though it's not an origin story in the traditional sense, much of the film deals with Captain Marvel trying to regain memories of her life as Carol Danvers, given that she loses all recollection once she becomes a superhero. In one short clip, it's very much suggested that an explosion is what causes her DNA to become infused with that of a technologically advanced militaristic alien race known as The Kree.

The Helmet Is Back

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Carol's mohawk helmet is iconic for those who grew up with the comic-book series, so the decision to include it is a win for any huge Captain Marvel fan.

The Beeper Tie-In

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In the post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, Nick Fury uses a beeper to send a message to Captain Marvel after Thanos wipes out half off Earth. In the trailer, we see a younger Fury sending a message (presumably to Captain Marvel) using a similar-looking beeper, so they made good on that tease.

Fury's Eye

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One of the shots seems to indicate that we'll finally learn how Fury got his signature eye-patch. In Captain America: The Winter Solder, Fury told Captain America that the last time he trusted someone, he "lost an eye." Looks like we'll finally get to see how Fury got his signature look!

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more