I’ve long worried (in a very vague and distant way) that the bulk of my frustrations with the character of Iron Man stem partially from the superficial, i.e. that his armor has been getting uglier and uglier since 1989. I wonder what my expectations of the horrible Civil War would have been if he’d had his nose armor, or the big-shouldered Silver Centurion uniform, or whether his term as leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. would have been cooler in his old gray bucket-head suit. (It’d be more visually entertaining, I’ll tell ya that for free.) This led to me wondering why Christopher Nolan’s Bat-films might have been like with Clooney or Kilmer in the main role, or whether ‘Superman Returns’ would have been more focused with the actual Christopher Reeve instead of focusing so much creative energy into the need to recreate his performance.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would have them send me back to last Thursday night so I could pay my phone bill on time, asking: If you could choose to revert one current character to an earlier version of themselves, who would it be, what version and why?