Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Batman and Spiderman: Do we need more iterations of them, or should we have new superheroes on screen?
There are probably thousands of comic books, with hundreds of heroes and villains. Surely, getting new iterations of Spiderman and Batman for the third time (for Spiderman, the third time in the last two decades, the last one being in 2014) isn’t really necessary nor is it pushing the boundaries to new ideas. Why are we getting new iterations? Is it because the general population will only pay to see superheroes they know? But with the increasing superhero overdose, wouldn’t studios make more money if there were new superheroes with new villains and new powers being put on the big screen?