After more than 50 years, Superman’s motto ‘truth, justice, and the American way’ get updated to ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow’.
The company has dropped the ‘American Way’ from its motto and said in press release the superhero will now stand for truth, justice, and a better tomorrow, the motto will “better reflect the global storylines that we are telling across DC.”
DC chief creative officer and publisher Jim Lee said, “Superman’s new motto of ‘Truth, Justice and a Better Tomorrow’ will better reflect the global storylines that we are telling across DC and to honor the character’s incredible legacy of over 80 years of building a better world. Superman has long been a symbol of hope that inspires people from around the world, and it is that optimism and hope that powers him forward with this new mission statement.”
The move will apply solely to Clark Kent’s Superman across the company’s film, comic book, and television mediums, among others.
Superman’s mission statement truth, justice, and the American Way, were originated not in the comics but in radio serials in the 1940s. Lee announced the updated motto on Saturday at DC Fandome, an online event revealing news, trailers and first look videos at forthcoming films, TV shows and games.
The new announcement comes just days after DC announced a change for their current comic book Superman, Clark Kent’s son Jonathan Kent, a young super hero who will come out as a bisexual in November issue.
In honour of the real-world superheroes who are striving to make this world a better place, the next generation of Superman characters like Jon Kent will be fighting for ‘Truth, Justice and a Better World’, as first introduced in Superman: Son Of Kal-El #1.