25 white comic book characters race swapped in movies and TV

Martian Manhunter
(Phil Morris, Smallville)

Martian Manhunter comicsThe Justice League features the best heroes in the DC Universe, but they had a green alien as a team member long before a black character actually joined their ranks.

Phil Morris as Martian ManhunterAnd even in his alter ego of John Jones, Martian Manhunter was a white detective.

The Smallville showrunners realized that was an easy workaround and brought in the talented Morris to assume the role. These days, Jones is more commonly portrayed as a black man.

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