Thunder Force trailer, starring Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer

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Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer battle evil and most likely casual misogyny in their upcoming superhero comedy.

The talented duo of Octavia Spencer and Melissa McCarthy have teamed up for Thunder Force, an upcoming superhero comedy that sees two women in their 40s granted superpowers. The project is the latest to come from McCarthy and director Ben Falcone, following last year’s Superintelligence. 

Set to arrive on Netflix on April 9th, the film’s setup is described as such:

Set in takes place in a world terrorised by super-villains, the Thunder Force teaser kicks off with McCarthy’s Lydia attempting to meet with estranged best-friend and scientist Emily Stanton (Spencer). Emily reveals to her childhood friend that she has developed and perfected a formula that grants normal people superhuman abilities. Despite Emily’s warning to keep her hands off any lab equipment, Lydia finds herself injected with the superhero genes and newfound powers.

It’s a classic superhero origin story all right, but from there, things definitely take a turn for the comedic.

Check out the trailer yourself, before the film’s arrival later this spring.

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