Official Shang-Chi Casting Thread!!!

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  1. Black Panther

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    OK now since the movie is in production i decided to start this thread!!:)
    No one has been casted yet and it seems no one knows who can play the
    Master of Kung Fu.

    So let's start everyone!!!
    Post who you think is the perfect Shang-Chi.

    I'll go first!!
    For me i think Tony Jaa is the perfect Shang-Chi i mean he just looks the part!!

    Anyone Agree??

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    Whose your pick?
     
  2. terry78

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    Mark Dacascos..actually, I'd like him to play Jin or Kazuya in that Tekken flick they're talking about.

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  3. The Phantom

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    Wasn't this guy the Crow in Stairway to Heaven? Speaking of which, if Brandon Lee were still alive, would he have been good for the part of Shang-Chi? I don't know Shang-Chi all that well.
     
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    Definitely Tony Jaa. I'd like to see Russell Wong in the film as a villian, as well.
     
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    Hmm...
    i don't know about Black Jack Tarr and The Cat.

    But for Fu Manchu i would say Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

    He looks like Fu Manchu.[​IMG]

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    Anyone agree?
    Who do you guys have in mind?
     
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    it's giving me a red x. i've never seen this Jaa individual. what's he been in?
     
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    LoL he's been in a movie called Ong-Bak it's Martial Arts film and it's out on dvd.
    That movie was awesome and all the stunts he did on his own.
    I'm talking flips and everything.:eek:

    Here's a link to him
    http://imdb.com/name/nm1388074/

    Its been announced he will star in a movie called Sword.
     
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    Now that Jet Li's retiring, and Jaa is getting all this hype, I think it's only a matter of time before he becomes big in America. And what better entry way then Shang-Chi? I don't know much about Shang-Chi, but Jaa's hyped-up skill might add a whole new element to it, then just getting someone who gets taught a few signature kung fu moves a couple weeks before production.
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    Shang Chi speaks fluent English though...does Jaa?
     
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    It says here on Marvel Directory that he was raised in Hunan, China. Wouldn't that mean he would have a Chinese accent?
     
  13. The Phantom

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    Alright, here's the Shang-Chi's history at Marvel Directory.

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    To be honest with you. Minus the other superheroes, Shang-Chi's history seems like a no brainer for a really good movie. I'd be really hard-pressed to see them screw this one up. I just think it's all genius, and definitely shouldn't be meddled with, just left as is. Decent acting, some good dialogue, and amazing martial arts sequences (which I'm pretty sure won't be a problem if Jaa is selected) would make for a truely awesome action movie.
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    Jaa is the man. I've said that before here in other threads. That Dacoscas guy or Jason Lee would be great for Namor but aren't both of them too old? The pics of them that look good are from years ago.
     
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    If he´s a great fighter like Jet Li, he has my vote for Shang Chi´s Role.

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    Tony Jaa's physical skills are far superior to Jet Li's. I'm sorry I've seen Jet Li and he's great and all but many of his tricks require wires or some kind of F/X. Tony Jaa does moves that Jet Li probably couldn't do WITH wires. LOL He's that good.
     
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    I would say Donnie Yen but he's over 40 now which might be a little too old.
     
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    Win Yun Lee can speak fluent English, but doesn't he only know Tae Kwon Do?
     
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    He would've been my choice as well. Loved the original comic, owned just about all of them as a kid.
    Tagawa is perfect for Manchu!
    I don't know blades shades, Jet's been doing martial arts since early childhood, he's up in age now but I think he would take Jaa.
     
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    To the person suggestiong the bad guy from Mortal Kombat to play the bad guy in this... Jesus Christ dude grow an imagination.

    I really don't follow martial arts cinema at all so I'll leave it up to the more knowledgable people to offer suggestions.

    As far as that guy from Elektra he's certainly got leading man good looks but he did really strike me as a bad actor. I'm not some prestige-coddling snob I just honestly was struck with that extra bit of badness in an already bad movie with him.
     
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    oh, and people need to learn how to post pics that aren't red x's.
     
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    I'm not sure about that....but half of the martial arts stuff in movies these days are enhanced with wires, camera effects, and CGI....so just knowing some real moves from any discipline is a plus.
     
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    Those are much more preferrable than your avatar. :D :hyper:
     

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