Originally Posted by beach tribe
I think casting Kingsley was a HUGE blunder. Not that it will cost them much money, but the Mandarin is Chinese, and they are obviously making a huge effort to cater to the Chinese audience.
It would have went a long way with the Chinese to have an actual Chinese person play him, I would imagine.
It's not like Kingsley would be brilliant casting even if the mandarin was from Yorkshire.
It's typically a mistake to cast a non-Asian as an Asian. No shock there. Besides, doesn't the role scream for Chow Yun Fat for chrissakes?
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