If there are any haters who still disapprove of Micheal B Jordan's Human Torch. Then please take a leaf out the Human Torch creator himself Stan Lee. Lee who commented on what he thinks about Josh Trank casting of Jordan being Human Torch was encouraging.
Contacted by EW, Lee — who shattered comic-dom’s unofficial color barrier during the Civil Rights era, penning such characters as the Black Panther and the Falcon — took pains to make ensure there is no uncertainty regarding his stance on Jordan’s casting in the new Fantastic Four.
“It was more than okay,” says Lee. “I thought it was a great idea!”
Lee however was slightly lenient towards some of the blatent racism that Jordan suffered.
“They’re outraged not because of any personal prejudice,” Lee says. “They’re outraged because they hate to see any change made on a series and characters they had gotten familiar with. In Spider-Man, when they got a new actor, that bothered them, even though it was a white actor. I don’t think it had to do with racial prejudice as much as they don’t like things changed.”
He adds: “But I think they’re gonna get to love this character. So I’m not the least bit worried about it. I always tried to pepper these groups with as much racial diversity as possible because that’s the way the world is.”
Well done to Stan Lee speaking out. The issue with colour has been an unnecessary issue for to long. It's good to hear that Lee has anew open mind. Especially when he is the one who created Johnny Storm. So if Stan Lee the creator of Storm has no issue than why do others?