|More powerful than a locomotive, but not a lawsuit.|
Such is the case with Superman in the 21st century. Both in the comics and the upcoming Superman feature Man of Steel, the Last Son of Krypton's wardrobe is getting a makeover with the red trunks gone and the whole thing looking more like body armour. The film makers and comic book publishers claim that it's all about "rebooting" the series and "reimagining" the character for a new generation in a way that will revitalise the franchise, make Superman more relevant, give everyone on the Isle of Man a puppy, whiten teeth with fewer calories, etc.
|Jeans? Good grief.|
|Let's never speak of this.|
Instead, they took the cheap out and changed the costume.
What annoys me about this isn't the change, but the hypocrisy. Eon Productions faced a similar problem back in the seventies when Ian Fleming's script collaborator on Thunderball claimed the rights to SPECTRE and other story elements. Not wanting to face a shakedown, Eon dumped Blofeld et al, which was their right, but at least they were honest enough to admit in public the reason why.
|Just a matter of money.|
This is definitely a job for Superman.