That certainly explains it. And it is exhilarating to watch spectacle films... sometimes. It just seems (to me at least) that the spectacle becomes the story rather than supporting it.IMO "superheroes" are just the wrapper for spectacle movies.
Yes, especially when the comics themselves have multiple versions of each character.But it's not true that people are going to see these movies because they love the "iconic" or "forever" version of these characters.
It does seem that the trend is still towards the gritty version of superheroes - focusing more on their flaws and dark side. I thought that was pretty cool... back when Nolan did Dark Knight. But now it seems to have become a stereotype of its own.
@Consona, what is the argument that this Snyder spectacle will be so different? Why do you think this going to be a game-changer?