@redscare: The only catch comes Nick Fury Jr in 616 is white Nick Fury's kid. They added the character because people saw the movie Nick and were confused. Comics are constantly changing and guess what times are changing. Should some of those C-list characters be brought up to date of course, but the movieverses have never been running perfectly in line with the comics. I honestly don't care if he becomes Johnny or not, but some people on this thread have been pretty racist. It is not the same racism of the civil right era, but it is this new subtle form.
See, there's one of my points. It's always the hopes that the movies boost the merchandise sales right? So if the targeted audience with this racial shift is young black males, would they be more likely to buy a comic with a white version of a character in it? So is there even a point?
At that point it comes down to acting chops. This guys a talented actor sure, but then why not pursue an actor of the same level that looks the part?
I'm not disagreeing with you on any of the points you've made either; just looking to make a conversation that guys beyond the race of the actor.