This could be the best idea ever

Hollywood has come up with the ultimate in original ideas: the superhero film. Garvan Grant takes a look at some of the heroes flying our way, including Wonder German and Leprechaunman.

22nd June, 2013
'Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's yet another brilliantly original superhero film.'

Everyone knew it would eventually happen to Hollywood. While novelists and playwrights ran out of original ideas in the dark, tumultuous spring of 1977, when a lonely dog barked in the distance, an icy cold rain fell and a boy watched, frozen by fear, as his father died by a villain's vengeful hand, Hollywood just kept on churning out new stuff.

From giant killer sharks to smaller killer piranhas, from cowboy films set in space to...

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