Just because you personally would take such a remark with a pinch of salt does not mean that the publishers will.
No, but nor do you have any evidence that there will be any
reason for the series to change tone, which is, as I said, a very poor way to start a discussion.
You could as easily say, that now the original team are no longer on it, that the series will become an adult-oriented gore fest, or descend into the realms of blue comedy - there’s nothing there to make any assumption on, so any and all are fair game by your lights, but none is worth suggesting just for the sake of it.
People in authority tend to bar things which they consider offensive even when there have been no actual complains
That’s back to the tabloid hack approach: let’s think of a worst-case scenario, showing some activity or position in the worst possible light, and then set out to undermine any validity of that position or activity is by saying how bad that scenario is.
evidence (not a shred as far as I can see) for making any suggestion that any
aspect of the series will be changed, and that, in the event that there is change, there’s nothing to say that it won’t be done for valid reasons.
Things don’t “tend” to be banned by “people in authority”, there is absolutely no evidence for that (most things tend to remain, on balance, un-banned - by anyone). How many anythings are “banned” in a year anyway? I’d be interested to know who’s collating the statistics of how many “bans” are in response to a complaint and how many aren’t…
Producing one (undocumented and unsubstantiated - as well as wholly unrelated to the topic of the next Asterix book, I might add) case doesn’t constitute a trend - it doesn’t even indicate that the majority of “bans” are not
as a result of complaints.
So I’m afraid I think this is really flying a very flimsy kite of an idea for no other reason than to stir up controversy where none exists…