Captain Marvel: 13 Major Questions After The New Trailer

12. What Really Happened In Carol's Past (& To Her Memories)?

Captain Marvel Trailer
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The trailer isn't just showing us how Carol Danvers came to have powers, but also telling us that whatever happened is going to be hugely important to her current journey too. But what exactly went down?

From this, all we know is that she was created to be better: "Longer, stronger, superior." Piecing things together, it's clear that Carol is a human who was genetically altered by the Kree, but has also had her memories changed (or simply lost, as is claimed here), believing herself to actually be a Kree. On top of that, there's also the suggestion of the Skrulls in her origin too, and a line about what she really is.

All of this is made crucial thanks to a line from Carol herself: "Something in my past is the key to all of this," she tells Nick Fury. What is that something, and how does it connect to the Kree-Skrull War, and the latter's invasion of Earth?


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