Hound of UIster wrote:
Anybody who doesn't know Superman's origins by now are not goin' to spend money to see a movie about the character, anyway.
Yet people spent good money to see Batman Begins or the first Spider-Man movie.
Spider-Man was the first movie about Spider-Man. Of course people went out to see it.
And Batman Begins had the added bonus of villians - Ra's Al Ghul & the Scarecrow - that hadn't been used before.
Superman's origin story, featurin' Lex Luthor...yay...