Another day, another reason for trolls to get mad at Captain Marvel.
The superhero movie, first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to centre on a female character, has been praised for its feminist message but a minority of fans have taken issue with it as well as Brie Larson.
Now they’re complaining about a deleted scene involving Carol Danvers and a sexist biker (Robert Kazinsky), which was trimmed down for the film.
In this extended version, the biker approaches Carol and demands a smile for offering unwanted help so she uses her powers to bring him to his knees and get his bike.
Some men are not happy with Carol using her powers on a dude-bro in such a way.
“Captain Marvel tortures a Man, steals his motorcycle. Yikes Movie Scenes like this will definitely not help feminists causes,” Twitter user @alpacajon65 said.
“The Man's crime, he asked a Woman to smile. Just imagine if a Man treated a Woman like this in our society,”
Some people agreed:
The thing that pisses me off the most about this scene in particular, is I have never seen a man act like this. Ever. I know there will be tweets saying, you must not know very many men. Or that I haven't talked to enough women. Fuck that. This scene is just stupid and sexist.— タコス 🌮 (@Taco14545474) May 23, 2019
She would have loved for this scene of exaggerated “tOxIc MaScULiNiTy” to be in that movie... Brie Larson is cancer! UGH!— Speck Tater (@SpeckTater1) May 24, 2019
Others loved the scene, especially women who often face this unwanted and sexist attention from men:
creepy men who realise that more scenes like the deleted scene in captain marvel might inspire women to fight back against sexual harassment: pic.twitter.com/LqSjWEErjK— stan valcarol & stucky ✨ (@tessavalkk) May 26, 2019
The #CaptainMarvel deleted scene.— Captain Marvel made a billion at the box office! (@CourtZ022) May 25, 2019
Listen, that guy was a jerk, he wanted Carol to smile for him because he thinks he's hElPiNg her. Carol putting that guy in his place isn't something to get mad about.
So what if she took his bike? LMAO stop trying to hate on Carol.
95% sure that the dudes getting triggered by that one deleted scene from CAPTAIN MARVEL (which didn’t even make the final cut) didn’t say shit when Steve almost threw a guy off of the top of a building in THE WINTER SOLDIER (which was literally in the film).— ℹ️. Simon (@MOVIEFAN99_) May 26, 2019
A few have pointed out that the scene was a nod to the 1991 movie T2: Judgement Day so maybe people should see it as an homage and nothing else.
I don't understand the uproar over this Captain Marvel scene? I see it as being a nod to Terminator 2?— AMBAH 🐑 (@ambah___) May 27, 2019
For Kavinsky, who played the biker, he offered this response:
I’m caught in the mentions of men who hate Cpt Marvel, and oh my god.... pic.twitter.com/7rAUOgoz4f— Robert Kazinsky (@RobertKazinsky) May 24, 2019
Why yes I WOULD like to live in an echo chamber of like minded opinions if the alternative is opinions like “not all nazis are bad” or “toxic femininity” is a thing. Where can I sign up?— Robert Kazinsky (@RobertKazinsky) May 25, 2019
Guess he’s Team Carol.
Sadly for Captain Marvel trolls, the next phase of the MCU will see her play a major part.
There are rumours that Larson’s superhero will head up the New Avengers following the climactic events of The Infinity Saga which will also, hopefully, usher in a load of new heroes.
Speaking of Captain Marvel’s next movie, Kevin Feige told Screen Rant: “The making of a first film is in some ways a brainstorm on the future and on what can be so what it will be again is not clear.
“But what it could be is pretty amazing.”