Nerds, let us unite over the Monkey King because I never thought I’d see the day when DC Comics would accept perhaps the most legendary mythical figure in Chinese lore as canon in the DCU.
In February, Jessica Chen, a DC comics editor, posted a Lunar New Year greeting to the Facebook group, Subtle Asian Traits. It was there that I first heard of “DC Festival of Heroes” — the company’s first-ever Asian heroes anthology.
John Woo is set to produce a live-action adaptation of the late Stan Lee’s unpublished Monkey King project from 2016.
The 74-year-old Hong Kong director expressed in a statement his excitement about work on the live-action adaptation of “Monkey Master” alongside Sharad Devarajan, founder and CEO of Graphic India, and Gill Champion, president of POW! Entertainment, as co-producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Two legendary characters Monkey King and Pigsy, from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West” were recently arrested after getting involved in a street brawl with tourists in the city of Dali, China.
Sun Wukong, aka the Monkey King, and his sidekick Zhu Bajie, or “Pigsy,” were both captured on video taking on a human in a street frequented by costumed performers and tourists.
A bus filled with mystical creatures, driven by no less than the “Monkey King” himself, was recently held up by authorities at a routine checkpoint in China.
Officers stationed at the checkpoint in Jiyuan, Henan province were caught by surprise on Tuesday upon seeing the legendary Sun Wukong in the driver’s seat of the vehicle.
A transformer statue resembling the Monkey King was recently spotted in Qingdao, China.
The 10-meter tall Transformer Monkey King, which was unveiled on Thursday, is apparently made out of discarded car parts, according to ECNS. The mythological character, otherwise known as Sun Wukong, is recognizable by his long staff that is believed to weigh several thousand pounds.