Re: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's the Superman Costume Thread! - Part 2
As a fan of what ifs, I wonder, if Siegel and Shuster never had put trunks on the suit to begin with and this movie would have added trunks, wouldn't it have been just as controversial? Isn't it more about conserving what has mostly been than the actual contextual look of it all? Personally it's all about context and execution. For me there is no clear answer that says either "no trunks look bad" or "trunks look bad".
And why is Superman so much more sensitive to this trunk issue than other superheroes? Characters like Batman and Cyclops has lost their trunks in different contexts before Superman without it being such a huge deal or being too called out as looking bad or with comments like "nothing to break the main color up" etc.