@Xenozoic Shaman: Hollywood thinks it too risky to hire people outside the norm. So instead of taking the risk they just butcher movies because they know they will make money irregardless T.T
You realize that Asians make up 60% of the Earth's population right? Seeing as how they are the majority, I doubt that an Asian would be "out of the norm."
Then again, I'm sure you meant to say this anyways:
@Xenozoic Shaman: Hollywood thinks it too risky to hire non-white people.
Obviously, "outside the norm" of their typical casting decisions was implied. Thank you for checking to be sure, and not assuming something negative.
It's not the end of the world, but I just don't see him as looking much like the Mandarin that we've seen in comics over the last few decades. Still... If he's not green like Mandarin was in the Iron Man animated series from the '90s, then they're already a lot closer to the source material.
*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.
I'm not asian, but I wholeheartedly agree. I like Ben Kingsly and all, but he does not look the part at all. Why does Hollywood insist on changing the appearance of characters for the worst?