Un-Super Heroes: A talk with writer/director Zak Penn
Over the last decade, the mainstream popularity of anything related to superheroes has exploded. Comics-rooted film franchises and comics-inspired television have taken over the pop culture landscape. What’s that done to our standards about what qualifies a character as a superhero (or heroine)?
Screenwriter/Director Zak Penn (known for writing X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and The Avengers) has some fantastical ideas of his own on the subject. Penn joined KPCC’s pop culture blogger Mike Roe to explore how fantasy plays into the real world and what our superhero ideas say about how we view our everyday lives.