A Captain Marvel trailer spoof hilariously portrays Carol Danvers just wanting to punch an old lady. In less than three weeks, the next film in the MCU will officially introduce fans to Brie Larson as the titular Captain Marvel - the most powerful superhero in the franchise.
Set in 1995, Captain Marvel will feature two fan-favorite characters from the MCU in (still two-eyed) Nick Fury (Sam Jackson) and Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) back when they were still young S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives. It will also introduce brand new characters, like members of Starforce, Yon Rogg, and Talos - Ben Mendelsohn's Skrull leader. Plot specifics are still being kept tightly under wraps by Marvel Studios, but the film will incorporate the Kree-Skrull War, with Earth getting caught in the middle of the conflict. So far, a couple of trailers, plus a handful of TV spots, have been released, but arguably one of the most talked-about moments in the promos is Carol punching a seemingly sweet old lady on the train. Now, some fans have created a trailer spoof showing Carol taking this scenario one step too far.
YouTube content creator ArtSpear Entertainment made a playful spin on Captain Marvel's second trailer released back in December. While the animated parody recreates the trailer almost shot-by-shot, it tweaks some details, including Carol mistaking an old lady on the train as a Skrull - something that Fury points out. When she finds out that the lady didn't die, Carol spends most of the trailer hunting her. In fact, Carol goes to great lengths to show that she's clearly let her powers get to her head, so much so that the trailer ends with her telling Fury to punch her cat Goose. Watch the trailer below:
Admittedly, Carol punching the old lady in the first trailer for Captain Marvel caused some confusion, especially for casual fans who don't read the comics. It wasn't until the release of the second trailer where it was explained explicitly that the grandma is a Skrull - who Carol calls the "bad guys," while the Kree (which she believes she is) is a "race of noble warrior heroes." It's no secret that by the end of the film, Carol will likely no longer associate herself with any sides of the extraterrestrial conflict, and it's curious to know what will convince her that either of them aren't exactly "good."
Considering that Captain Marvel will establish Skrull infiltration in Earth and that the film is predating the events of the first Iron Man, it'll be interesting to find out which MCU heroes or villains over the years are actually shape-shifting aliens. Since Talos was seemingly able to successfully blend in to be a S.H.I.E.L.D. personnel, one can imagine how many more characters in the franchise have been disguising themselves all along. Aside from introducing their most powerful hero - one that is expected to help take down Thanos (Josh Brolin) in Avengers: Endgame - this particular part of the movie will no doubt have the biggest impact on the franchise as it "plants seeds" for MCU's Secret Invasion.
Source: ArtSpear Entertainment
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019