Re: "Flame On!" The Human Torch Thread
I strongly disagree that a poll of the general audience would have the vast majority being "upset" about a race change for a character most of them are probably barely aware of.
There was very little backlash to hemdall being portrayed by a black actor the same with perry white in the new MOS.
Among comic book fans johnny storm may be a more "important" character but to the general audience he isn't a huge deal. For example if Ghost Rider even for whatever reason was to be played by a black actor in the next film again probably very little backlash among the public.