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Old September 2 2011, 09:25 AM   #2836
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And why do people keep talking about "junk", are they scared of genitals?
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Old September 2 2011, 10:17 AM   #2837
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I'm afraid of Americans. I'm afraid of the world.
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Old September 2 2011, 10:20 AM   #2838
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hate the suit. At first I kind of like how dark the blue was, because it mad it distinctly different than Donner/ Singer versions, plus it has more attitude. But without trunks or any color by the belt, it looks more like he works as a SCUBA diver. Can't believe they are afraid of the trunks. Sure they might seem silly, but Superman wouldn't care.
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Old September 2 2011, 10:57 AM   #2839
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Personally I think it's a better solution than what Lee came up with (although that costume is growing on me as well).
Lee's costume is better than the movie one. I much prefer the belt over go-faster stripes.
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Old September 2 2011, 12:44 PM   #2840
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I have a feeling 10 years from now we'll all look back and cringe at how goofy those big red shorts looked. It's just gonna take time for some people to adjust.
The trunks will be back within a year.
I hope so. Superman without his trunk will always look to me like he had to get dressed real quickly and forgot something in the process.
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Old September 2 2011, 02:21 PM   #2841
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Superman wouldn't care.
A. He's fictional
B. In this fictional universe, he's never worn them in the first place.
Therefore, whether he would care is irrelevant. It's what the audience cares about.
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Old September 2 2011, 02:33 PM   #2842
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Superman wouldn't care.
A. He's fictional
B. In this fictional universe, he's never worn them in the first place.
Therefore, whether he would care is irrelevant. It's what the audience cares about.
Exactly so. The changes aren't being made to please Superman.

Why in the fuck would he start wearing this outfit to begin with? That's always been just one of the things that stretch credulity about these comics, they keep trying to explain it in one way or another, and goofiness like the red Speedo doesn't help.

Apparently he's losing the Speedo in all the toy merchandising and so on. In this example it looks like the manufacturers just made the single change at the last minute - everything else about his costume is "traditional:"

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/...urf-to-trunks/
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Old September 2 2011, 02:43 PM   #2843
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Superman wouldn't care.
A. He's fictional
B. In this fictional universe, he's never worn them in the first place.
Therefore, whether he would care is irrelevant. It's what the audience cares about.
Exactly so. The changes aren't being made to please Superman.

Why in the fuck would he start wearing this outfit to begin with? That's always been just one of the things that stretch credulity about these comics, they keep trying to explain it in one way or another, and goofiness like the red Speedo doesn't help.

Apparently he's losing the Speedo in all the toy merchandising and so on. In this example it looks like the manufacturers just made the single change at the last minute - everything else about his costume is "traditional:"

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/...urf-to-trunks/

The Superman figure sure has a strange expression on his face!
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Old September 2 2011, 03:08 PM   #2844
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What is it with you and pants? First wonder woman's granny pants and now superman's speedo.
I can't help it. I just... love... pants!!
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Old September 2 2011, 03:22 PM   #2845
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Why in the fuck would he start wearing this outfit to begin with? That's always been just one of the things that stretch credulity about these comics, they keep trying to explain it in one way or another....
And that's exactly the problem. They're embarrassed by their own characters. Superman wore the trunks, X-Men wore the spandex, etc., with conviction, without bothering to explain anything, until some 15 years ago. It only became "goofy" when the creative forces behind them thought they were goofy. That's why what Donner and Raimi gave us didn't look goofy - because they had faith in the source material (pun intended).
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Old September 2 2011, 03:23 PM   #2846
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A. He's fictional
B. In this fictional universe, he's never worn them in the first place.
Therefore, whether he would care is irrelevant. It's what the audience cares about.
Exactly so. The changes aren't being made to please Superman.

Why in the fuck would he start wearing this outfit to begin with? That's always been just one of the things that stretch credulity about these comics, they keep trying to explain it in one way or another, and goofiness like the red Speedo doesn't help.

Apparently he's losing the Speedo in all the toy merchandising and so on. In this example it looks like the manufacturers just made the single change at the last minute - everything else about his costume is "traditional:"

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/09/...urf-to-trunks/

The Superman figure sure has a strange expression on his face!
He just got a look at the photos on Supergirl's FB page. This is a brave new world.
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Old September 2 2011, 04:33 PM   #2847
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Why in the fuck would he start wearing this outfit to begin with? That's always been just one of the things that stretch credulity about these comics, they keep trying to explain it in one way or another....
And that's exactly the problem. They're embarrassed by their own characters. Superman wore the trunks, X-Men wore the spandex, etc., with conviction, without bothering to explain anything, until some 15 years ago. It only became "goofy" when the creative forces behind them thought they were goofy. That's why what Donner and Raimi gave us didn't look goofy - because they had faith in the source material (pun intended).
Thank you. This is what I was getting at but was too tired to articulate it.
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Old September 2 2011, 04:50 PM   #2848
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Well in that case Lois Lane should dress like this in the movie.



They are not embarrassed of Superman. They are simply trying to keep him contemporary.
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Old September 2 2011, 05:00 PM   #2849
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Hubba Hubba,. Check out those gams
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Old September 2 2011, 05:09 PM   #2850
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A beaker full of death wrote: View Post
And that's exactly the problem. They're embarrassed by their own characters. Superman wore the trunks, X-Men wore the spandex, etc., with conviction, without bothering to explain anything, until some 15 years ago. It only became "goofy" when the creative forces behind them thought they were goofy. That's why what Donner and Raimi gave us didn't look goofy - because they had faith in the source material (pun intended).
The fact they want to modernize the costumes and bring them into the 21st century hardly means they're "embarassed" by the characters. They just want to see them evolve with the times (as so many other characters have in both Marvel and DC).

Would you like it if the comics were still telling stories like in the 40s and 50s too? Clearly those had to change, so it only makes sense that other aspects might as well.

And in any case, I would argue what REALLY makes Superman iconic is the cape, shield, and red and blue color scheme. The freakin trunks don't even cross my mind.
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