Although the first comic book film adaptations can be traced back to as early as the 1940’s, it was Richard Donner’s cult fantasy films Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) famously starring Christopher Reeve, followed by Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992), that arguably paved the way for over three decades of big budget superhero comic book movies.
Thanks to their box office success since the 2000’s, comic book films have become the leading film genre, as Hollywood builds o...

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