22 Aug – Hong Kong filmmaker Philip Yung believes that netizens should give Marvel's upcoming superhero film, "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings", a chance before crying racism against it.
As reported on Epoch Times, the issue sparked back in July, when Marvel announced its first Asian superhero project and named Tony Leung (Chiu Wai) as its choice to play the villain, The Mandarin.
While some rejoiced at the news of Tony making his Marvel debut, Chinese netizens began questioning the choice of having a character named after its official language as the bad guy, saying that it was an insult towards China.
Speaking about the issue, Philip stated that one should not judge a product without seeing it in its completion.
"The movie hasn't come out yet, so how do you know what the script is going to be like? If you look at it, this is more of a mob mentality, instead of people giving their opinion independently," he said.
Philip, who has also worked with Tony, shared that he often communicates with the actor, and knew that the latter have already discussed the issue with Disney and Marvel.
"They are going to pay special attention to this matter, so that the character would not be insulting," he said.
Philip added that he hopes that people will see the movie first before giving their opinion rather than pointing fingers and making accusations without any basis.
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