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In casting Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Trank changed the race of an iconic comic book character who dates back to 1961 – a move that was bound to stir up controversy. And the debate wouldn’t stop there; many fans also questioned the choice of the relatively small, 5-foot-7 Jamie Bell to play one of the comic world’s great behemoths, Ben Grimm/The Thing.

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