The surprising cinematic origins of superheroes (and villains)

Article Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/33zFD8cCX4jJQ6ZLlxQLp4f/the-surprising-cinematic-origins-of-superheroes-and-villains

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

In the latest episode of Secrets of Cinema, Mark Kermode explores the conventions which underwrite one of the most hotly debated genres of all – superhero movies. While these comic book characters are fantastical creations, many take significant inspiration from cinematic history.