From the "Why do they bother" department.
Scuttlebutt says that there will be Yet Another Star Trek series.
They're anticipating there will be at least 3 new Superman movies.
And there will be not one, but TWO Star Wars series.
Folks...have you ever heard about doing something ORIGINAL for a change? Original stuff, folks. It's a scary concept, it's risky, but it's how classics are made. And who knows? You might wind up with another cash-cow franchise if someone does something original and good.
Think about it, Big Media.