Why Simu Liu Congratulating Ludi Lin’s Casting in ‘Mortal Kombat’ is So Important for Asians
“Power Rangers” star Ludi Lin is reportedly in talks to star as Liu Kang in the live-action adaptation of “Mortal Kombat,” and it appears Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” actor Simu Liu is completely on board with this idea.
Liu congratulated Lin on Twitter after news of the casting hit online entertainment news sites last week, Huffington Post reported.
Then on Friday, Lin announced the casting confirmation while also showing his respect for Robin Shou, the actor who portrayed Liu Kang in the 90s adaptation of “Mortal Kombat.”
Much luv to all the MK fans button mashing that kept the series thriving. Respect to Robin Shou for portraying the OG LK. An unshakable source of pride for countless of us. Times are changing but the challenges keep coming. I’m so ready for the fight. #MORTALKOMBAT! #LiuKang
“Much luv to all the MK fans button mashing that kept the series thriving. Respect to Robin Shou for portraying the OG LK. An unshakable source of pride for countless of us,” he said. “Times are changing but the challenges keep coming. I’m so ready for the fight.”
Take for example Awkwafina and Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” — many actors and personalities have all shown their support for the Asian talents and creatives by renting out theaters as part of the #GoldOpen movement, which greatly contributed to the film’s box office success.
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