Marvel fans have been on cloud nine all day, as the first official trailer for the highly-anticipated film Captain Marvel was released this morning. Besides seeing Carol Danvers (a.k.a. Captain Marvel) in Air Force and her awesome suit, one quick shot certainly threw us off.
Toward the end of the trailer, Captain Marvel punches an innocent-looking elderly woman on a train, after the woman simply gave the superhero a smile. Upon first watch, we were so confused, and so were tons who took to social media to ask about it.
However, there is a pretty simple presumed explanation for Carol Danvers's action.
As Carol is back on Earth, she has to readjust to the planet she barely even remembers coming from. She's obviously rattled upon getting on the train, and when one person makes eye contact with her, she interprets it as danger. Comic book fans know Carol's dealt with Skrulls, which are shape-shifting aliens. We're assuming she thinks this poor old woman is one of them, and honestly, we can't blame her.
We don't have proof that this is what's going on, and Carol could technically just have some seriously bad anger issues we're not aware of, but we're pretty confident in this assumption, and so are tons of fans.
We'll find out what really happens when Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8, 2019.