With the superhero craze in movies and tv, I really can't stomach any more of those hero / superpower stories myself. They don't feel interesting, fresh or exciting anymore. They've been done to death.
FFS, we had Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, RIPD, Wolverine, Kick-Ass 2, Super Buddies, Thor: The Dark World in 2013, and already had another Captain America, the 5th Spider-Man in 12 years (yes, a reboot, with the same shit we've been told for half a century....), another X-Men, and there's still the atrocious Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to come, as well as at least 3 more superhero movies. Another Avengers in 2015, a reboot of Fantastic Four and fucking ANT-MAN in 2015. Batman vs Superman (which also reboots Batman), another X-Men and Captain America 3 as well as the rebooted Spider-Man 3 in 2016. Do I need to go on? They even announced a sequel to the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot for 2017 already! Justice League, a Wolverine sequel, a FOURTH Amazing Spider-Man, a Venom movie.....
Seriously, what the hell? This ridiculous hype for Superhero movies and TV shows (Agents of SHIELD, Arrow etc) is leaving me completely cold and uninterested.
You may say "but DC, you're currently replaying the Batman: Arkham games!", but I'll counter that with: Yeah, and it bores me. I play those because the gameplay mechanics are fine and I want to tick them off my lists for good, not because I find the concept of the brooding superhero in the rotten city with big bad villains that interesting. And even THEN I get bored by the mechanics treading the same ground for the upcoming 4th time in this particular franchise of Batman games - what am I supposed to say about the superpower tropes?
Seriously though, even Marvel and DC don't have a clue what they're supposed to do that's new and hasn't been done by themselves already. Fuck, a large portion of their characters are copies from their rival's, or minor variations of their other characters. Even they are out of ideas, and I don't see reusing the same tropes and powers and struggles as shown in comics, tv or movies working out well for us.
There's a reason why superhero novels are as rare as they are. Superpowers work best when visually represented in some way, via graphic novels or movies. Writing any kind of psychic or special superpower with only letters is HARD, and gets repetitive. It is, at its core, a deus ex machina to resolve whatever struggle the hero seems to be in. I'm not enthusiastic about that kind of thing.
What I AM enthusiastic about is the idea of Lies. Why? Because you can write lies into everything. We lie on a regular basis in real life, and fantasy heroes, as well as superheroes, lie about their identities or deeds all the time. Bruce Wayne is hiding his role as the Dark Knight from the world and won't hesitate lying about it, or setting up situations that'd disprove suspicions of others that it might be him.
The Government lies about its "war on terror", or about how they aren't getting basically blackmailed by the industry titans. The media makes a whole business out of lying, as do actors who assume roles for an audience.
People lie to save others, people lie to get an out-of-jail card in the future, people lie to get what they want, people lie to steal others blind. They can also lie to avoid hurting somebody, which can also backfire.
Lies have a LOT of room for interpretation, moral ambiguity, interesting settings and characters. A story could be about an unrepentent arsehole lying to further his own greed, or it could be about a joking trickster who deceives his audience for whichever reasons. It could be about a guy or girl lying to their family or lover about something, or an employee lying about his work. It could be about a scientist lying about his research, for good or ill. It could be about a priest deceiving himself in his beliefs, or a parent telling his daughter that Santa is real.
There's a shitload of room for interesting stories, both very human ones close to the heart to spectacular games and complex drama. The funny thing with lies is that they can be both a means to an end or a catalyst setting a whole line of events into motion. They can solve problems and create new ones.
That's good stuff for written stories, especially since those allow for closer examination of the involved characters' motivations and thought processes. Something that movies really suck at.
So, in my opinion, one topic is better suited for the big screen, the other lends itself rather well to the written word. Something to consider.