Originally Posted by regwec
I'm a defender of the trunks, but I just don't think you can bring them back without some kind of reason. Why does someone suddenly decide to don their briefs on the outside? It's fair enough if that always was the costume, but if the trunkless suit was to be modified in this way, audiences would have to contend with the inference that Superman took a long, hard look at himself in the mirror, before deciding that "truth, justice and the American way" were best symbolized by visible red underpants.
What is done cannot be undone, I fear.
that's like saying if i wore pants today i can nevwr wear shorts without an explanation. maybe inbetween movies he just decided he likes trunks. it's his costume. he can change if he wants. can't he? he wants to look heroic and if he wants trunks he can make that decision just like anybody else. people are acting like a change to superman's costume would be unrealistic. what about the fact that he flies or shoots lasers out of his eyes? that is way less realistic than trunks.