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A new parody trailer is the perfect takedown of Hollywood’s abject failure to produce female-led superhero movies.
The Greenlighter is a superhero whose greatest power is forcing studio executives to make films starring female characters. Is it difficult to find a female-superhero screenplay? No, they already exist, like Marvel’s mothballed Black Widow script. Is it difficult to avoid stupid tropes like women having sexy superpowers? Also no. You can just not do it. Amazing.
The Greenlighter pokes fun at Marvel Studios, but in fairness, every superhero franchise suffers from the same problem.
X-Men‘s solo Mystique movie has failed to materialize, DC Comics‘ Wonder Woman movie hasn’t started filming yet, and Captain Marvel is due out in summer 2018. That’s a decade after Iron Man, meaning that if you went on your first date to the first-ever Marvel Cinematic Universe film, you could have a child old enough to see Captain Marvel when it comes out.
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor