Because people associate Tron type outfits with the future. I guess it's a generic take on how people will dress in the future that's managed to stick.
Eh, its only really been kind of a trend since they made that Tron sequel several years ago. I just don't understand how having lights on a suit that doesn't look that different from costumes they wore in the past has any functionality.
@cattlebattle: I'm not saying its a good thing, it just is how it is. There are plenty of things I wish weren't canon like OMD and AVX but they are and I just have to deal with it. Honestly just having a good story means way more to me than whether or not it fits in with the rest of a franchise. That's my biggest issue with this canon change, fans act like some Disney goon is gonna kick down their door and take all their EU books and comics. Most of the EU was stuff that probably never would have made it into the movies anyway so I say we should just look at it like with Marvel Comics and the MCU, different continuity in a different world.
That is whats nice about comics, you don't have to accept all the crap that happens as canon, it is such an expansive fiction. I mean, sure, it is considered by Marvel as "what happened" but, there is no law that says you have to like it, and its also fun to go on websites like this one and discuss what you think should of or should happen. That goes the same for Star Wars, the new movies will be free from being slaved to the source material.
@cattlebattle: By your theory fans could include their fan fics as canon. The reason they get to say what is and isn't canon is because they own it, its like how a car company gets to decide what is standard on their vehicles, even if there happens to be a popular customization that doesn't mean it becomes standard unless the manufacturers decide it is.
What theory? Its just funny that some dudes that sit at a table somewhere get to decide the fate of characters that are popular because of the fans that buy the stuff. I never said I think fans should have control.....that would be insanity, lol.