I think most superheroes before they become superheroes aren't very interesting. I'd rather see superhero shows that aren't ashamed of being superhero shows.
I mean, I would've been interested to see that young Bruce Wayne series instead of Smallville
. And I could see the same approach being used for, say, the story of young Princess Diana of Themiscyra being sent to live in Patriarch's World and learn its ways. But Smallville
's given us nine years' worth of "before the cape" storytelling. Why should another show copy the same format? Wouldn't it be better to try something different?