In a piece for the Guardian this week, Rhymer Rigby implored us to put away childish things, and skip seeing Grim Costumed Punchathon 6 in favour of more literary fare. As Rigby says, Batman and Superman were created for ten year old boys in the 1930s, so no one could possibly enjoy them today.
But superheroes are big business, with Batman Vs Superman taking over $500m, and a further 64 comic book movies due in cinemas in the next six years. The studios won’t want to part with their money-printing machines easily, so we’ve put together a few ideas for more sophisticated superheroes that’ll bring maturity and depth back to the box office faster than you can say “franchise potential”.
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