‘Captain Marvel’ throws back to the ’90s with optical illusion posters

The Captain Marvel marketing team is back on the nostalgia hype train with the release of five “Magic Eye” posters.

These 3D optical illusions were first made popular through the Magic Eye book series known to pretty much any ’90s kid with a library card, and now continue to haunt those of us who could never see their hidden secrets in the first place.

The pictures’ colorful, abstract patterns are supposed to reveal hidden images when stared at long enough, but personally they make me feel like Star-Lord at the end of Infinity War – that is to say, a disappointment to every living being on this planet including and especially myself.

If you’re new to the world of Magic Eye, here’s a brief and very ’90s guide on seeing them best.

Check out the Captain Marvel posters (read: cursed images from a marketing strategy designed by Satan) below or on the film’s official Twitter account.

Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8.


Need a hint? Allegedly, you should be seeing something like this.


Think this looks like the bottom of an aquarium? Cool, me too. You’re supposed to see him in a long overcoat.


Alright, this one I actually got. You’re looking for a pair of sunglasses, kinda like these.


Is it an oil spill or this dude? No one can say.


For the good of all Kree or whatever… you should see this symbol.