The Mary Sue Exclusive: Hayley Atwell, Jennifer Lawrence, and Melissa Benoist in “Rise of the Female Superhero”

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As part of her World 3.0 series, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric will be releasing a a feature tomorrow entitled “Rise of the Female Superhero” that highlights some of the most exciting female voices working right now in the geek world.

In anticipation of that release, we’re proud to present an exclusive clip of Jennifer Lawrence, Hayley Atwell, and Melissa Benoist talking about what it’s like to kick butt and be an inspiration to underrepresented fans.

The full video will be live on Yahoo tomorrow (8/12), and in the meantime you can read more about it right here:

In this World 3.0 feature, Katie Couric covers the current popularity of female Superheroes. These heroines are now sharing the limelight with their male comic book counterparts in an industry that has for years been considered a “boys club.” From Wonder Woman to Supergirl to Captain Marvel to Agent Carter, we spoke with the top female creative talent in the comic book industry, female writers and artists who are finally getting their voices behind these characters, about how the superhero industry has moved from a misogynistic past to a place where almost half the fan base is female. From the heads of Marvel and DC Comics, to writers, artists, retailers and even some of the actresses playing these characters (such as Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa Benoist, Hayley Atwell) the piece hears from a wide variety of creative voices. Katie examines the changing landscape of these female superheroes, where they’ve been, where they are now, and where they are going.

UPDATE: You can now watch the clip in its entirety here.

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