except for being blackand plus him being black will piss off the racists.
Alternatively, why not? If race shouldn't matter, as you said earlier in the thread, why's it important for any given fictional character to be their originally depicted color?
(Aside from characters like Thor, where being anything but very white would introduce a whole new kind of suspension-of-disbelief problem.)
I may have missed it.
Yes, in a perfect world
Hollywoodfilmmakers all over the world would just make a ton of new and amazing supers movies with original and varied characters. Every character would remain unchanged forever, down to the eye-shade and to-the-centimeter height. But as we've discussed, the reality is that Hollywood can't/won't do that.