Toronto actor Simu Liu cast as Marvel's first Chinese superhero
Marvel’s first Chinese superhero is from Toronto.
Liu only found out he was taking on the role two days before Comic-Con started.
Now that the craziness is over, the work begins.— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 21, 2019
There is so much at stake here; we are fighting for our identity, for our right to be seen, to BELONG.
Eternally grateful to Marvel, to Kevin, Jonathan and Destin for this gift. @awkwafina LET’S GET TO WORK BABYYYYY!!!
"Let's just take this guy, an ordinary guy, living in Toronto. Let's tell him he's going to be in the next Marvel movie and give him four days to prep for it," he said at the conference.
Liu moved to Mississauga from China when he was five and fell into this acting success. He was originally an accountant, but when he was laid off, he decided to try acting in 2012.
The Marvel film is scheduled for February 12, 2021.
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