Midweek Mouth-off: Sucker for canon

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Warning: There are likely to be spoilers in the discussion comments below, so read with caution.

Anyway, enough of you will have seen Man of Steel by now to be able to comment on the film’s flaunting of comic book canon in a few crucial areas – particularly Superman’s handling of one particular foe! Consider also how Iron Man 3 treated that franchise’s most iconic villain, the Mandarin, a few months back.

We’re using superheroes as examples but this could apply to any film adaptation of a literary, TV or video game series which draws on a substantial amount of world lore. How do you feel about liberties being made to the source material? Do you respond on a case by case basis to changes? What alterations have you agreed with and what have you hated? Mouth off now.

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Last Updated: July 3, 2013

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

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