Random realization:

I have no problem with reinterpreting the look of characters like Dracula, but I have to squash and question an impulse to dislike things like Zendaya being cast for MJ in the more recent Spider-man movies.

I thought about it and I realized that, intuitively, it's all down to copyright. If the original work is still under copyright, I see it as too soon to break from the original creator's conception of the character.

...of course, I also read Alternate Universe fanfiction, so I suppose it's just stuff that's not clearly declaring itself to be AU where I feel an aversion to changing the characters before copyright runs out.

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