Vic: There is totally a reason to modify characters. Organic long form storytelling. Peter Parker grew up, got married, got a real job. Those made for really good stories and saw character change and development over time. That, I’m perfectly OK with (and in fact, I hate when they try to undo it, which is what they’ve done with Parker… they retconned out his marriage because they wanted him to seem younger… it hasn’t worked).
Luke Cage has developed a LOT since his inception in 1972 to be the cornerstone of the the Marvel Universe that he is today. Of course a non-comic fan doesn’t know that because they have no idea who the fuck Luke Cage is since he’s never been in a movie or TV show (yet, he’s getting a Netflix series next year).
This I don’t like because it’s not “development” its temporary glitz to make headlines.