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The complexity of superheroism

Way back in the mists of time, we considered the philosophy and psychology of superheroes and superheroism.

But life has become more complicated for actors pretending to be superheroes. The Umbrella Academy shows superheroes as more cursed than blessed; human, but more than human; fallible, and yet ultimately dependable. You get the drill.

Before they get to the small matter of saving the world, though, they've got to get to grips with a racist and homophobic society.

"There's a lot of people in certain demographics that have these struggles and we represent them and then, on top of that, we've got to think about being a superhero," Tom says.

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat

How utterly precious!

Who'd be an actor, eh? There's just so much for the poor dears to think about. (rolleyes)

It's only pretending FFS!