Netflix’s Thunder Force promises to right the wrong of Avengers: Endgame

March 8, 2021
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Netflix’s Thunder Force promises to right the wrong of Avengers: Endgame

March 8, 2021

Last week, Netflix dropped the trailer for new superhero comedy Thunder Forcewhich promises a new kind of plus-size superhero.

Starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, it sets up the story of childhood best friends Lydia and Emily, who gain superpowers after Emily develops a ‘genetic platform’ to turn everyday people into heroes. They team up to form Thunder Force and set about fighting crime and taking on the supervillains that plague their city.

Written and directed by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone, Thunder Force promises to provide a kind of positive representation of plus-size superheroes that we’ve never seen before – but can it deliver?

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