Following a series of short teasers that emphasized the humor – she’s a drunk with super powers! – the full-length trailer for Marvel’s new Netflix series is not backing down from the darker aspects of the comics, making it damn clear she’s an abuse victim still in thrall to a villain whose very basic yet effective power is to be able to tell people to do whatever he wants. That he’s played by David Tennant is a bit of brilliance – an actor best known for playing a character with powers of a sort who arguably “abducts” female companions with their consent.
While I’m not inherently crazy about the fact that Marvel’s first (oops -second. Agent Carter slipped my mind because very little in it was memorable) live-action, female-led anything (unless you count Agents of SHIELD, which was initially promoted as a Clark Gregg vehicle) is about someone who has been victimized, it is both true to source and a character we probably never expected to see head up a show, and the fan in me sees both of those as positives. Looking forward to checking it out.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist