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Parody Trailer "The Greenlighter" Solves Marvel's Female Superhero Movie Woes

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, July 21 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Parody Trailer

"The world needs someone to do the tiny bit of effort it takes to make a female superhero movie."


Source: via Slate

Digital comedy network Above Average has created a trailer for a movie that addresses Marvel's problem with making female superhero movies. While Marvel has a Captain Marvel film planned for 2018, they have so far made 9 solo superhero films starring male characters and 3 starring ensemble casts, but 0 solo superhero films starring a female superhero, with 5 more male solo movies and 2 more team movies planned before Captain Marvel is released. Many Marvel apologists would argue that this is simply a random coincidence and not indicative of any kind of institutional bias, but I would retort that if you flip a coin 19 times, it's gonna land on tails at least once.

Emails from the Sony hack earlier this year seemed to indicate that Marvel bigwig Ike Perlmutter fears that any movie starring a female superhero would be unprofitable, using films like Catwoman and Elektra as examples. Check out the trailer, which reveals that it's actually pretty simple:





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