Seeing that marquee makes me think…revisionism is a part of out tradition…the retelling of old stories in new ways adds to it, giving the characters a depth that might not have been there the first time about. Wicked (the book not the movie) was a long rumination on the nature of good and evil that put the wizard of oz through a whole new lens…aimed at adults instead of kids? And how many times has the story if king Arthur been retold?
Kinda of makes you wonder though…what will happen when the Lord of the Rings finally enters the public domain? What new interpretations will come about because of it?