‘It’s Not Realistic’
It’s a funny argument considering the fact that the debates are taking place over fictional characters. If a realistic portrayal was the real issue, fans would be wondering why a man of any race is setting himself on fire and zipping around just fine as he fights crime alongside a stretchy man, a woman who can turn invisible and a rock. But assuming that the superhuman abilities are realistic, the argument that a Black Johnny Storm doesn’t make sense because his sister Sue is white is still a very flawed one. America is a country full of interracial families and Johnny Storm could simply have been adopted in the film. Comic books-turned-movies have a long history of changing certain details in order to make the story new and refreshing, but this is only slammed by comic lovers when the new refreshing twist is a Black character.