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Old 02-01-2013, 05:21 PM   #38
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Default Re: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's the Superman Costume Thread! - Part 2

Originally Posted by 747 View Post
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?
Probably. To our eyes, it would look like they took a pair of underwear and stuck it on the costume for no good reason. There would probably be complaints that Nolan and Snyder aren't taking the character seriously.

And why is Superman so much more sensitive to this trunk issue than other superheroes?
Because he's a lot more iconic than most other superheroes. The only other heroes who are on his level are Spider-Man and Batman. Spider-Man never wore briefs and Batman's costume is supposed be functional, so removing the briefs makes sense from a logical standpoint.

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