It's his last name! The Benedict Wong as Wong Thread.

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  1. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    Who do you think should play Strange's aide de camp and confidant?
     
  2. CaptainWagner Not Today

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    I expect they'll choose a major Chinese star to take advantage of that market.
     
  3. R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    John Cho would be an option
     
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    Seriously, that could be a huge part of the theoretical success of a Strange film. So much of the origin is tied into the Asian continent. Wong and the Ancient one are part of the mythos in a big way. Hell, you could change up Mordo to being more of a Hindu mystic type and tap into the Indian market and diaspora too.
     
  5. R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    Shahrukh Khan as Mordo is something I'd pay to see
     
  6. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    I see Cjo as a little too young and baby faced. A Watanabe or Chow Yun Fat type is what's needed. You want an actor that can be authoritative in his own way. Wong should be able to stand up to Strange and tell him what's what yet still remain a friend.
     
  7. R_Hythlodeus Nerd Supreme

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    but Watanabe and Fat are much older than Cumberbatch, they would be father figures/Alfred Pennyworth kind of characters. I'd prefer someone about the same age as Strange himself, maybe a bit older.
     
  8. KRYPTON INC. Incorporated Kryptonian

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    True. Though I think Cumberbatch plays older than he is. But I understand not wanting too much of a Caine as Alfred vibe too.
     
  9. terry78 He will eat YOU... if you are wrong

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    Wong is supposed to be about the same age or a little younger than Strange, and kind of a rival at first since he feels he doesn't take the mystic arts as seriously.
     
  10. Keyser Soze AW YEEEAH!

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    Definitely a good call about casting a big name in the Chinese market, which Marvel has already made big overtures towards.
     
  11. marcvader Lurker #1

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    I really like this idea.
     
  12. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    I always thought Wong was younger than Strange since it was said in the comics that the Ancient One sent him to the United States to his disciple upon him reaching adulthood.

    I think a younger actor for Wong would be cool.

    JUSTIN CHON or Harry Shum, Jr who both feature in Revenge of the Green Dragons and were in from Glee/Twlight might be good

    I wonder if Wong's love interest and strange secretary Sara Wolfe will make an appearance?
     
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    Think Jet Li. He is old enough but still has a bit of a baby face. So you could see him as both mentor and servant.
     
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    We have a winner
     
  15. Duran Man The Seventh Stranger

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    Edit: Oops, Wong thread.
     
  16. Silvermoth Avenger

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    I honestly don't think the wong we see in the comics will be the wong we see in the movie. I think they'll modernise him a bit to avoid the whole colonial master slave thing.

    Maybe even let the actor keep his hair?
     
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    I think they'll definitely modernize Wong to suit today's audiences and avoid any sort of negative connotations and racial stereotypes. Fan Bingbing probably gave DOFP some extra legs internationally, so I think we will see Marvel actively recruit top level Asian talent. I'm thinking instead of an Alfred-type, Wong will lean more towards Pepper/Rhodey.

    My ideal would be someone like Tony Leung. Leung is 52, but looks great for his age so I feel like he could pass as younger easily. But he probably wouldn't ever play second fiddle to someone in a role like Wong. If we look outside of China perhaps Lee Byung-hun?
     
  18. chamber-music Infinity Ammo

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    That's why I think a younger apprentice/sidekick/friend Wong would be better than the cliché old wise Asian servant.
     
  19. terry78 He will eat YOU... if you are wrong

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    They're obviously going with Season One for inspiration where he kinda despises Strange at first.
     
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    How can anything be obvious just yet?
     
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  22. Silvermoth Avenger

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    I definitely see wong and stephen having a Holmes/Watson type relationship where they are always bickering but they're dependent on each other as equals rather than the master/servant thing
     
  23. Gr0oT I AM GROOT

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    John Cho should be Jimmy Woo in the glorious Agents of Atlas movie that will kick off Phase 4.
     
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    Cho deserves to be in the MCU in another role. Just not as Wong. Maybe Shang-Chi in the Iron Fist series?
     
  25. Gr0oT I AM GROOT

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    Does Cho even do martial arts? I really don't think so.
    And come on just picture my suggestion! Am I delusional or would he not make an awesome Jimmy Woo?
    Plus it be a leading role instead of supporting.
     

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