Chinese Marvel Superhero

Chinese Marvel Superhero

Some Chinese think Shang-Chi isn’t hot enough (for them anyway)
When Marvel cast Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, the studio’s first Asian superhero, the Chinese internet reacted with a collective gasp.  The casting of the muscular Chinese-Canadian heartthrob, known for his role in the sitcom Kim’s Convenience, may be celebrated in the West, but for some Chinese, he just doesn’t look the part. “He looks like how Westerners think us Asians all look,” said one commentator on China’s Twitter-like Weibo. The message is the second-most liked response to a report about Marvel’s casting decision on July 20. “Single eyelid, small eyes, square face, check, check, and check,” said another popular post.  Many say they prefer someone along the lines of Eddie Peng, a Canadian
Some Chinese think Shang-Chi isn’t hot enough (for them anyway)
Marvel’s Shang-Chi casting ignites racism debate in China
Marvel’s casting of Tony Leung, a beloved Hong Kong star, in the upcoming Shang-Chi film has stirred up an intense online debate in China about racism.  Veteran actor Leung, 57, will play the Mandarin, the villain of the film. Idolized in China, many Chinese fans have questioned Leung’s decision to take this role. The casting was announced by Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, at Comic-Con in San Diego. Some Chinese internet users believe the Mandarin is a similar character to the evil Dr Fu Manchu, a fictional character widely considered racist. Fu was first created by British author Sax Rohmer in 1912. In the Marvel comics, Shang-Chi is the son of Fu Manchu, who was not announced a
Marvel’s Shang-Chi casting ignites racism debate in China
Five actors that China’s internet has cast for Shang-Chi 
When news emerged last year that Marvel was fast-tracking the development of a movie about Shang-Chi, its first Asian superhero, Inkstone took a stab at casting the title character. In the original comic books, Shang-Chi is from China and is known as the “Master of Kung Fu.” He is also the son of the evil Dr Fu Manchu.  Now, just days ahead of Comic-Con in San Diego, where Marvel is expected to confirm production details, Chinese social media is buzzing with speculation about who should play the superhero.  Here are five of their top picks:  1. Ashton Chen  Age: 31         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by ASHTON CHEN|釋小龍 (@ashtonchen_peace
Five actors that China’s internet has cast for Shang-Chi