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Old October 31 2013, 02:52 AM   #1428
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Re: ‘Superman & Batman’ movie will follow ‘Man of Steel’

Zombie Seeker wrote: View Post
And I'm not sure why people are so resistant to updating the costume when just about everything else about Superman has been updated.
Maybe because it's the archetype -- the original superhero costume and the template for so many more.

Or maybe just because people agree with me that the recent alternatives aren't really improvements. I mean, Superman's costume is supposed to be something he can hide under his street clothes. The bright primary colors and the cape and boots are hard enough to buy in that context; all these thick armorlike textures and raised S symbols and Mandarin collars and whatnot just make it ludicrous. Maybe there is a good way to update the costume, but these aren't it.
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