During Sina Entertainment News’ interview with the public’s “Number One Director” Philip Yung (翁子光), a writer and director who recently worked with Tony Leung (梁朝偉) on the film, Theory of Ambitions <風再起時>, he disclosed Tony is aware Chinese netizens are displeased with the actor’s decision to portray The Mandarin. The Mandarin is a character set to appear in Marvel’s upcoming superhero film, Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings. Philip revealed, “Tony heard netizens were accusing The Mandarin in Marvel’s new film Shang-Chi as insulting to China, so he gave some feedback to Disney.”
Philip also expressed it’s not fair for netizens to doubt the film so soon. He hopes that the audience will wait to see the finished product before assessing the film instead of blindly following the trend. “The movie didn’t come out yet,” Philip said. “How do you know what the script is like? Is today’s Batman the same as the Batman back then? The character is constantly changing.”
He continued, “[Tony] talked to Disney and already gave them feedback. They’re going to pay special attention to this matter, so this character will not be the insult of the audience’s imagination. How is it possible that Marvel would not want the film to air in Mainland?”
This article is written by MelodyC for JayneStars.com.