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Brie Larson stars in the blockbuster Captain Marvel, which has broken a number of box-office records.

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Larson at a red carpet event.

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Brie Larson stars in the blockbuster Captain Marvel, which has broken a number of box-office records.

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The Umbrella Academy centres on a group of superhero kids raised by an eccentric billionaire.

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Oscar nominee Ellen Page (second from left) and Tom Hopper (third from left) are part of the cast of The Umbrella Academy.

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Hopper and Page at a red carpet event.

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As 2019's superhero season kicks off with Captain Marvel and The Umbrella Academy, we look at our obsession with impossible saviours
Mar 22, 2019 5:50 AM

WHY ARE WE so obsessed with superheroes? Not a month goes by without a superhero movie or TV series popping up on our screens to generate some mini-hysteria among pop culture fans.

This March, it’s the box-office champ Captain Marvel as well as Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy that have

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