The Superhero Origin...Again?

Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey

We all love an origin story, right? But how about the origin story rebooted, then rebooted, then rebooted ad nauseum? But wait…isn’t that what happens in the comic book series? Why is it then that the rebootings of superhero origin stories in film are so upsetting to the fan base? Why also if we all complain so much about reboots do we still flock to the cinema? This brings us full circle to the question from the start: we all love an origin story, right?

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