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Alternatively, how about all of them as Shang-chi since he can multiply.

Given that Cfensi got its  top choice for Disney’s Mulan, let’s do some dream cast for Shang-chi, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first lead Asian superhero (unless The Eternals miraculously cast an Asian). Shang-chi is a master of wushu who was born in Hu’nan and moved to NYC.  He is half-white  and looks just like Bruce Lee in the comics, but MCU probably has plenty of of freedom in terms of what age and exact background he’ll be. There’s also a bunch of Chinese characters who could be in the film.

Who would you like to see cast?  Leave a comment and I’ll add them to the polls.  My current list including young-ish actors who either have martial arts backgrounds or who look the part and are “American/Canadian/etc” since Hollywood seems to be averse to casting people of Chinese nationality given Mulan and Crazy Rich Asians.

Zhang Lanxin’s kicks should get her cast in every action film.

Zhang Lanxin
The taekwondo champion would be amazing as any of the female characters.  Jackie Chan once straight out said that she is the most “videogenic” female action star alive because she’s pretty, tall, and has the fastest kicks out there. Imo she could be huge if she had roles tailored for her the way her male costars do.

Ludi Lin has the added bonus of having one of the most mesmerizing Chinese voices.

Ludi Lin

Stanned by us since 2013, Ludi Lin has went on to star as the Black Ranger in Power Rangers and as Captain Murk in Aquaman.  He’s clearly the perfect fit.

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • Nationality: Canadian ✓
  • English fluency: ★★★
  • Acting ★★☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background✓
Shawn Dou

Shawn Dou
Shawn Dou is a super athletic, super handsome, and I personally think he’s the best actor of the group.

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • Nationality: Canadian ✓
  • English fluency: ★★★
  • Acting ★★★
  • Experience in fight scenes ✘ , but he is super fit and does rock-climbing, mountain climbing, archery, etc.
  • Martial arts background ✘

Ashton Chen / Shi Xiaolong

Shi Xiaolong is a disciple of the Shaolin Temple (hence his last name Shi) and has been famous since a child for his fighting. He quit acting to attend school at the Performing Children’s School in NYC. He also now has his own martial arts choreo and stunt team.

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • Nationality: Chinese but he studied abroad in the U.S.
  • English fluency: ★★✭ (his English is solid but he’s no native speaker)
  • Acting: ★★★
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background ✓

Here’s one of his more recent fight scenes:

Chen Feiyu in Ever Night

Arthur Chen Feiyu

Chen Feiyu is the youngest and the tallest of the bunch.

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • Nationality: American✓
  • English fluency: ★★★
  • Acting ★★☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background ✘

Eddie Peng  

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • English fluency: ★★✭ (his English is solid but he’s no native speaker)
  • Acting: ★★★
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background ✘

Wang Leehom

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • Nationality: American
  • English fluency: ★★★
  • Acting ★★☆
  • Experience in fight scenes✓
  • Martial arts background ✘

Aarif Rahman

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • Nationality: British
  • English fluency: ★★★
  • Acting ★★☆
  • Experience in fight scenes✓
  • Martial arts background ✘

Rhydian Vaughan

  • Ethnically Chinese✓ (mixed)
  • Nationality: British
  • English fluency: ★★★
  • Acting ★☆☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✘
  • Martial arts background ✘

Vivian Dawson
  • Ethnically Chinese✓ (mixed )
  • Nationality: Canadian/New Zealander✓
  • English fluency: ★★★
  • Acting ★☆☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✘
  • Martial arts background ✘
Baron Chen Chuhe
  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • English fluency: ★★☆
  • Acting: ★★☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background ✓  (I don’t know this but I feel like he has to given his background)
Xiao Shunyao

Aero Xiao Shunyao
He has a really pretty Egnlish voice and he’s gorgeous.

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • English fluency: ★★☆ (his accent is super smooth)
  • Acting ★★☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✘
  • Martial arts background ✓? ( He does Thai boxing)
Zheng Yecheng’s baby-face!

Zheng Yecheng
Like Jackie Chan, Zheng Yecheng was a professional “wu sheng” or one who specializes in fighting roles in Peking Opera. His biggest flaw is that he’s really cute and doesn’t look like he can fight at all.

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • English fluency: ??☆
  • Acting ★★☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background ✓

Clip of his fighting:

Song Weilong

Song Weilong

Song Weilong has been studying martial arts since elementary school and spent a year at the Shaolin Temple.  He’s probably the weakest out of everyone here with a martial arts background but he can do it.

  • Ethnically Chinese✓
  • English fluency : ??☆
  • Acting ★★☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background✓
Cao Jun

Cao Jun

Cao Jun is another action child star, but grew up to be more conventionally attractive. He doesn’t have the  NYC experience that Ashton Chen does, but he and his girlfriend spent some time learning English in LA.

  • Ethnically Chinese
  • English fluency ★★ ?
  • Acting ★★★
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background ✓

Fight scenes w/ Cao Jun:

Couldn’t find a good pic of Tao shirtless. gif cr: pitapan

Huang Zitao

Tao is a national martial arts champion and has the added benefit that he’s famous among the kpop crowd. His acting can work when he’s put in the right roles with the right direction.

  • Ethnically Chinese
  • Nationality: China
  • English level: ★★☆
  • Acting ★☆☆
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background ✓
Jiang Luxia and Zhang Lanxin are easily the most videogenic fighters of everyone.

Jiang Luxia

Jiang Luxia is also a disciple of the Shaolin Temple and a national champion to Shaolin sword and fist. She was

  • Ethnically Chinese
  • English level: ★?☆
  • Acting ★★?
  • Experience in fight scenes ✓
  • Martial arts background ✓

Clip of her fighting:

Here are some bonus shirtless pic of ex-athlete  Zhang Yunlong to make up for the ones I couldn’t find shirtless pics for.

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