Then why is his outfit so dark and edgy... literally so, in fact?They're putting the character in a realistic setting. From the trailer itself-
"You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders."
Does that sound like it involves a dark and edgy Superman?
And honestly, I feel like this thread is in bizarro land. Where exactly is this evidence that modern movie-going audiences would not accept a Superman movie with him in his classic costume? If anything, there's plenty of evidence to the contrary (which I brought up on this thread, and which people in favor of the costume change are conveniently ignoring).
And as for ages... I'm only 31 years old. It's not mere nostalgia driving me here. Heck, the Superman comics I remember best are the Death of Superman trilogy, where we're introduced to loads of different looks for Superman. I just sincerely feel that the classic look is best, and that it remained in place for 70 or more years for a reason.
How many of these superheroes look substantially changed in appearance from their comic book look to you?
Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, and Black Widow are the spitting image of their comic book selves. Thor is slightly changed, but nothing major. Hawkeye isn't purple any more. So most of these superheroes haven't changed appearance at all from their comic book selves.
If people can accept a red/golden live-action Iron Man, and a Captain America that looks like that, then they can certainly accept Superman in his classic look.
Oh, and here's the Amazing Spiderman...
Talk about drastic changes, lol. Spiderman's costume is no more "realistic" than Superman's is. If Spidey can get away with this, then why can't Supes?
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They changed Captain America's costume and had him running around in body armor and a helmet and yet that movie certainly wasn't grim or pessimistic. They just decided the classic outfit wouldn't translate well to the context of a live-action movie.
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The Hulk doesn't wear his bright purple pants, Black Window keeps her suit zipped up, Thor doesn't wear his helmet at all and Hawkeye looks nothing like his original costume. There is some element of realism incorporated.
And most people I heard were complaining about Captain America's suit in the Avengers, comic fans and non-comic fans who much preferred the more realistic one he had in his origin film.
I can't believe how many people I heard complaining about Spider-Man's costume looking darker or the textures which are very similar to the Superman MoS suit. You picked a very selective picture, but all the promo art featured this:
Not exactly bright colourful spandex, is it?