Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Race Lifting in Adaptations and Differing Responses
Look at how a character’s race/ethnicity changing in adaptations affects the story (if at all). Also look at how responses vary from between demographics and from which characters are changed and what this reveals about how audiences think about the races of characters. I.e. Human Torch/Johnny Storm (white) becoming black in Fantastic Four (2015) causes a social media firestorm, but Ra’s Al-Ghul (Arab) and Talia Al-Ghul (Arab/Chinese) becoming white in Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy draws no response, etc.