If You’re a ‘90s Kid, Odds Are You’re Going to Recognize the Design of the Captain Marvel Site
Captain Marvel is the next movie due out in the Marvel franchise. It’s the first Marvel movie to focus on a female lead. Also, in case it wasn’t obvious, it’s going to be set in the ’90s. Hence the retro décor of the website. The movie’s scheduled release date is March 8th and they’ve been steadily ramping up their advertising in preparation.
Along with all the other hilarious parts of the retro setting—such as cameos from still-open Blockbusters—we’ll be seeing Nick Fury with both eyes. Oh, and Coulson is still around, which is also pretty fantastic.
The website looks exactly like some of my friends’ (and admittedly some of my own) first websites from back in the day. It’s endearing how much effort they put into making the website look like something straight out of the ’90s.
The site is full of things like Comic Sans font, rainbow bars, an old-school visitor tracker, and so much more. Oh, and the background is animated and changes as you scroll. There’s more, but a lot of it would probably be more fun to witness in person.
There are plenty of Easter eggs to find on this site. Some of them are pretty obvious. Like the old woman appearing randomly throughout the borders of the page. She’s the Skrull from the trailers—you know the one the one I mean.
The banner at the top of the page speaks volume. We have Jude Law, who’s been labeled Kree. Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, AKA Carol Danvers (also helpfully labeled), Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury (again, labeled), Lashana Lynch as Monica Rambeau (oddly not labeled—take what you will from that), and a random Skrull (again, helpfully labeled).
There are two Hala stars near the top of the page. Hala stars are Captain Marvel’s emblem. And they also represent her origins.
If you scroll all the way down to the guestbook, you’ll notice that the postings were also intentionally generated. My favorite is the comment from Chewie, Captain Marvel’s cat in the comics (who has been renamed Goose for the movies).
There are dozens more Easter eggs to be found, but those are some of the fun ones I spotted right away. Enjoy looking for yourself!