Are superhero movies killing traditional screen acting?


When 21st Century superhero movies started to become the gigantic money-making enterprises that they are now – back when our beloved Tobey Maguire was Spider-Man— they mined a formula: they focused on a single hero’s origin story and allowed a particular actor to bring his or her talents in to contact with a legendary role. This hazardous, unique friction worked two ways: it created the potential to revive interest in a forgotten but classic character while giving new, young actors a sturdy platform to show off their skills.