Re: The whole "freak" thing is getting old and makes no sense
Not every hero HAS to be a freak, but some have that as a running theme. You could make a Spider-Man movie without it, but I bet it'd be pretty lousy.
There's plenty of other angles that work better than the "societal outcast" one, though. And to be fair, this did not apply to Cap Am, Thor or Ironman, and those were pretty succesful. It wasn't in Green Lantern and it was pretty gfujfhng. I haven't seen MOS or Amazing Spiderman, so I can't judge there. The Superhero can be a God, he can represent the law, he can embody sacrifice.