Marvel Reportedly Seeking Chinese American Actors for ‘Shang-Chi’ Role

Production for Marvel’s first-ever Asian-led superhero movie “Shang-Chi” has begun and the studio is allegedly putting out test offers for actors to play the part.

Variety film reporter Justin Kroll has allegedly been told that “Marvel is putting out test offers for a group of men in their 20s for its SHANG-CHI movie” and that the studio “have also been adamant to reps offering up their clients for the role that they have to be of Chinese ancestry no other Asian ancestry excepted.”

The reporter added that Marvel may be going down the discovery route for the actor of “Shang-Chi.”

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Marvel is apparently looking for a Chinese American actor in his mid-20s who can do a standard American accent as stated in the offer that another Twitter user posted in the thread.

It was recently reported that Marvel is eyeing Donnie Yen for an unspecified role in “Shang-Chi” while “Aquaman” actor Ludi Lin was allegedly on Kevin Feige’s radar to play the titular role.

Featured image via Marvel

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