Marvel Studios has been fully embracing the '90s setting of Captain Marvel throughout its promotion of the film. In addition to filling the film's trailers with staples of '90s rock, the official Captain Marvel website is a living relic of bygone site design fads.
Now, the Marvel's Twitter account has come up with another way to stir up '90s nostalgia for fans by releaseing a series of Magic Eye-style posters.
Marvel released five posters in a series of Tweets, with each one featuring a different autostereogram, a computer generated image that appears at first glance to be a two-dimensional pattern. By using a particular viewing technique, some people are able to perceive a hidden 3D scene in the image.
Autostereograms were popular as posters and novelty art in the '90s and early '00s, best known through a series of books titled Magic Eye, published by N.E. Thing Enterprises. Art can still be found in the style, but it may have fallen out of favor since some people never could see the 3D image hidden in these posters, regardless of how long they starred.
For those who can make them work, the Captain Marvel collection of posters includes hidden images of a bust of Carol Danvers with her mohawk, a pair of aviator sunglasses, and the eight-pointed star symbol. Each tweet asks, "Who remembers these?" and includes hand-raising emojis as well as the #TBT hashtag to indicate "Throwback Thursday".
Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of the responses to the tweets contain complaints about headaches.
Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck from a script they wrote with Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch, Meg LeFauve, Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Jude Law as Yon-Rogg, Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Djimon Hounsou as Korath the Pursuer, Gemma Chan as Minn-Erva, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Lashana Lynch as Maria Rambeau. The film arrives on March 8.