‘Captain Marvel’: The Old Lady Punch Is Now A Viral Meme

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The instantly iconic scene of Captain Marvel punching an old lady in the face is now a meme!

The best part about the Captain Marvel trailer that debuted this week is the part where she punches an old lady in the face. I mean, where do you go from there? Sure we got the digitally de-aged Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg, a tease for an epic space-faring drama, and, of course, Captain Marvel herself but c’mon – how many times have you watched that poor old woman get her face caved in?

You don’t have to lie because you’re in good company because the iconic moment of elder abuse is now a meme. Like any new piece of entertainment, the internet hive-mind collective has assimilated it into it’s consciousness as the masses have co-opted it for their expressive needs. The first Tweet below contains an unedited shot of the original for comparison and below that are Twitter users who are invoking the Captain to punch their metaphorical old ladies.


We live in a wonderful world. Our grandparents dreamed of the moon, our parents dreamed of globalization via technological infrastructure but we, we have used all those advances to make these wonderful gifs. Have we gone too far? No. Not far enough. Here’s more!

Do you have an idea for a Cap Marvel Punch? Have you already made one and would like to share? Sound off in the comments below!

Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, the story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.

Captain Marvel will be released in theaters on March 8, 2019.

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