Captain Marvel Has Landed and She Should Really Consider a Ponytail


The long-awaited trailer for Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, is finally here. She’s a fighter pilot! She falls from the heavens into a Blockbuster! She punches an old lady!

It is funny and sort of delightful that both Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman 2 are due in 2019 and will take place in the 1990s and 1980s, respectively, affording many opportunities for cross-generational enjoyment of women superheroes. However, there’s just one time problem, as noted by Joanna Scutts (who previously spoke to this website about the fascinating Marjorie Hillis):

Did the aliens brainwash away a lifetime’s worth of practical haircare knowledge? Haven’t any of the women in the Marvel franchise ever heard of a french braid?

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