62 years have passed since Mickey Rooney scandalously vilified an Asian person in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Has Hollywood evolved since then? Action star Donnie Yen (Ip Man) had to use his own information recently fought against idiotic stereotypes in John Wick: Chapter 4, which were already a problem in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Donnie Yen fought for changes in John Wick 4 and Star Wars
He recently revealed to GQ Magazine about his role in John Wick 4:
His name was Shang or Chang. Why can’t he have a normal name? Why do you have to be so generic? And then the wardrobe: of course [alles mit] Mandarin collar. It’s a John Wick movie. Everyone should look cool and chic.
Donnie Yen in John Wick 4
According to the report, director Chad Stahelski changed the role in response to Yen’s criticism. He has “ultimately […] Had a very respectful experience on the John Wick 4 set“, so the action star. But it’s not the first time that he has to fight against the clichés in his character drawings.
So he was annoyed by the original version of his Rogue One character Chirrut Îmwe, whose dead serious facial expression “a typical one [Kampfkunst-] master“, as Yen explains. In conversations with the makers of the Star Wars film, he finally fought for more humor for his character and was even allowed to intersperse impromptu jokes.
When is John Wick 4 in cinemas?
How modern Yen’s performance in John Wick 4 ended up being, we’ll soon find out. The action cracker is scheduled for March 23, 2023 come to the cinema. Keanu Reeves has already shown in a video what he has trained so hard for.
The 10 biggest streaming films of 2023 on Netflix, Amazon & Co.
In this installment of our Moviepilot podcast, Stream Browsing, we take a look at the big movies coming exclusively to Netflix, Amazon, Disney+ and Apple TV+ this year. The result is a list of ten special recommendations.
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From the sci-fi epic to the potential Oscar nominee, everything is included. The talents gathered are particularly impressive. In 2023 we can expect new movies from Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and Zack Snyder in the streaming space, while Gal Gadot, Leonardo DiCaprio, Henry Cavill and Chris Hemsworth will be in front of the camera.
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