Wu Assassins actor, Lewis Tan, sneakily tweeted confirming that he is playing Johnny Cage's part in Mortal Kombat. But there might be a catch.
Uh. Johnny cage is supposed to be the classic White Hollywood douchebag actor.
Why do they keep race bending every character? This is getting annoying.
Finish it; this is getting annoying, as F***!
Ah yes, I remember my Asian race appropriation lecture from Uncle. Probably one of the top three most hamfisted racism scenes I've seen in screen acting, real talk. This guy is prime reboot material.
I liked johnny as he was :( . . . I liked his growth in the recent games I was hoping to see that play out on the big screen but nvm I guess :(
I think next will be Liu Kang has a black guy then
I always thought Scott Adkins would have been a great fit for the role if he isn't too old now. Lewis Tan is a great addition to the movie though, he was great in Into the Badlands but not as Cage.
Yeah I gotta agree. I’m usually not a detractor from changing a characters race if there originally wasn’t enough inclusion in whatever source material is being adapted. Or if something just makes more sense in context. But Johnny cage? A- He’s supposed to be a quintessential Hollywood dbag. B- Theres less white people in the MK franchise than other races already. So why change Johnny cages at all? Whatever. If the actions good then the rest won’t matter in the long run. Def puzzling decision though.
Look, how are you going to turn an American character into an Asian character and expect that to go over well with fans?
To those who didn't read the tweets or article, this is pure speculation. There is no signs or confirmation that he will play Johnny. They say 'heads will roll..' tweet is probably a reference to Johnny's head pop fatality, but this is a stretch.
I agree I don't think he would make a good Johnny as the stereotype he was is very specific but lets just wait for real confirmation before you start loosing your shit people.
Ahhh yes, he certainly looks like Van Damme.
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