The Greenlighter parody video asks why Marvel makes so few female-led superhero movies (VIDEO).

Marvel Finally Has a Truly Amazing Female Superhero Lead. Meet “The Greenlighter.”

Marvel Finally Has a Truly Amazing Female Superhero Lead. Meet “The Greenlighter.”

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July 17 2015 1:58 PM

Marvel Finally Has a Truly Amazing Female Superhero Lead. Meet “The Greenlighter.”

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Still taken from the video.

It’s hardly news that the box office has been inundated lately with buff men in tight suits who just love to save the world. It’s also, sadly, hardly news that it always seems to be men who take the lead in Marvel movies. Until now. Meet The Greenlighter: “Because the world needs someone to do the tiny bit of effort it takes to make a female superhero movie.” In this parody from Above Average, Greta Lee (whose many notable roles include parts in High Maintenance and New Girl) plays The Greenlighter, whose mission is not to save the world, but instead to make it rain female superhero movies. Her secret weapon? A pen.