Not sold on the suit. There's a marked simplicity about it I like, but the connections to the Dark Knight Returns
suit make me wary, as any connection to that comic would make me.
sparkart wrote:I want more realistic depictions of superheroes.
Like, I'm legitimately asking here because, I mean, I liked the Nolan films, but the whole trend for realistic superheroes lately is one I just plain don't understand. What is the advantage of taking something as fantastical and stylistic as superheroes and trying to apply an aesthetic of realism to it (which is all the Nolan films were- an aesthetic of realism, as most of the concepts were as comicbooky as they come)?
Because the way I see it, realism only limits the kinds of stories you can tell with superheroes. To use Batman as an example, certain villains are rendered impossible with a realistic aesthetic, or at the very least pared down extensively, and that limits the amount of stories you can do. And I'm struggling to find what new stories realism allows for that you couldn't already do in a more fantastical setting.
Again, I liked the Nolan films well enough, but they worked because they were a one-off sort of experiment- "here's what Batman would look like in the real world (ish)". I don't think it's a sustainable concept outside of that, at least not without dramatically changing the genre as we know it.