By now, you’ve probably seen the Captain Marvel trailer. If not, here it is again:
Looks pretty good, right? Cosmic powers, a young Nick Fury, Air Force get-ups – this is all stuff fans were expecting to see in the debut trailer. What we weren’t prepared for was the visual of Brie Larson punching an elderly woman in the face. She was just smiling at her! That doesn’t seem very superheroic …
Of course, there’s more going on here than Carol Danvers having a hate-on for old people (though that could certainly still hold true). It’s already been confirmed that the Skrulls will play a big role in the film. These dastardly shape-shifters can assume anyone’s identity, so it’s a safe bet that that kind old lady is in fact an evil alien and Captain Marvel was right to rage-punch her into oblivion. We’ll have to wait to see the full film to know for sure, however.
You can catch Marvel’s old lady puncher extraordinaire in theaters on March 8, 2019.
Follow me on Twitter at Nick_Steinberg.