Things We Saw Today: We Can’t Get Enough of Thor and Captain Marvel Together
No, not like that, you fools.
Hands down the best part of the new Avengers: Endgame trailer was Thor trying to take Captain Marvel’s measure. The few seconds of footage tagged at trailer’s end was the only moment of levity, and as these things are wont to do, it launched frenzied social media reactions, memes, fanart, and even a (misguided) ship.
CAPTAIN MARVEL MADE THOR SMILE I REPEAT CAPTAIN MARVEL MADE THOR SMILE pic.twitter.com/xMICmsbXns
— michael (@thorsbrvce) March 14, 2019
Why is shipping these two misguided, you say? Well, while it’s understandable that some fans would see the beautiful Carol Danvers and the beautiful Thor, two of the strongest Avengers, and decide that there’s a romantic spark between them, they are mistaken.
Thor, god of lesbians, is far more likely spotting a potential date for his BFF Valkyrie and responding with an approving grin to Carol’s vibrant queer energy.
you fools. you buffons. hes trying to get Valkyrie a date https://t.co/4yTfEx4OMl
— b✂️bs (@OR0R0MUNROE) March 14, 2019
Romance aside, many fans loved the idea of Thor and Carol as pals, basking in each other’s mutual glow:
thor when he sees captain marvel with her glowing eyes pic.twitter.com/Wn8BED890S
— tony stark lives rights! (@spideysultimate) March 10, 2019
Thor + Captain Marvel = Thanos.. is f****d
The approval. The smile. The connection. I like this blossoming friendship.
— Higher, Further, Faster BabyExcelsior! (@QueensLaurinah7) March 14, 2019
captain marvel and thor will be the best, most powerful glowing friends pic.twitter.com/Na0mCxqK5R
— 『』sᴀᴡ ᴄᴍ (@goIdbIvms) March 14, 2019
Because let’s be real—this is quite the formidable dream team team-up:
Thanos: Fools! This is your end and…
*Thor & Captain Marvel enter*
— Joseph Marshall (@JoeMarshall1994) March 14, 2019
— ✏️Wyatt (@WyattTheNerd) March 14, 2019
— ✨marsha!✨ (@artofmoosh) March 15, 2019
And the two already have a history.
— ✵ Captain Marvel News ✵ (@CaptMarvelNews) March 14, 2019
(But just so we’re perfectly clear about the shipping here.)
LET CAPTAIN MARVEL AND VALKYRIE DATE WITH THOR AS THEIR WINGMAN pic.twitter.com/q8ItbztD1X
— ur local hooligan (@icarus_fvllen) March 14, 2019
best part of the trailer pic.twitter.com/4K7iUel5fc
— ej (@ejnoodles) March 14, 2019
In the end(game), we know this much is true:
the combination of thor + captain marvel in avengers: endgame,,, the chances are pretty high that pic.twitter.com/5kOEG3alEl
— natasha ☾ | SAW CAPTAIN MARVEL !!! (@midtown_spidey) March 9, 2019
- The Washington Post‘s Margaret Sullivan on the horrifying use of social media in the New Zealand mosque attacks. (via WaPo)
- Buzzfeed covers a Tweet that went viral highlighting the absolute absurdity of women’s pant sizing. If you have no idea why women are forever up in arms about the mere act of trying to buy pants, please read. (via Buzzfeed)
- OMG. MARK.
Always expect the unexpected. pic.twitter.com/1M7hFFRqQo
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 14, 2019
- There’s a live action “hybrid” Tom & Jerry in the works and I hate it. Just let Tom catch that goddamned mouse already. (via Comicbookmovie)
- How Captain Marvel altered the MCU’s tesseract timeline. (via Vox)
What did you see ou there today on this fair Friday?
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