*Correction, Asians have to wear antennae not antennas, but does anyone use proper Grammar these days?
I think it’s sad that there have been almost no Asian superheroes on film except in martial arts films, which is in a whole different genre. There was one exception, a very curvaceous Asian female hero played by Olivia Munn in one of the X-Men sequel films, but she did nothing but show off her Amazonian thighs and sexy body in a skin tight outfit. It was an embarrassing example of objectification. Is she an S & M hero? I don’t think kids should see her in this outfit?
I enjoyed watching “Guardians of the Galaxy”, I liked the first one better than the second but in Part two, I cringed at the character of Mantis, who is portrayed as a naive, subservient, token Asian. Her character is pretty useless in the “Avengers, Endgame” film. She stands in a fight position the entire time, but doesn’t fight at all. Poor sensitive, Mantis.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Continues Abuse of Asian Women In Sci-fi | Bitch Media https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/asian-women-abuse-in-science-fiction
All jokes aside, finally Marvel is making an Asian superhero film! Will it be full of stereotypes and white saviors? I hope not, but you never know. Actor Simu Liu revealed how racist the depictions of Asian males are in the media. I’m glad he’s speaking out, more Asians need to do this!
“Canadian actor Simu Liu is best known for his role as Jung Kim on Kim’s Convenience. He learned recently that he will play an Asian superhero in the new Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/simu-lius-new-superhero-role-is-a-big-deal-for-young-asian-canadians
Who knew there are so many Asian superheroes? This article reveals the various characters. What’s taken so long for them to be represented in mainstream Hollywood? http://www.thegeektwins.com/2017/12/10-marvel-asian-superheroes-who-should.html