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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

It looks like Street Fighter's back for round two, and this time focusing on Chun-Li.

  • Guile: Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Fighting games are about fast, intense action, and competing with your friends. There really is little reason to interject a back-story for the fighters. The hard truth is that when these fighting games try to do so (Soul Calibur Legends, we're looking at you) they fail miserably. It seems Hollywood feels challenged to do a better job at it, and thus have been unsuccessful.
    Of all the game genres to translate to film, arcade fighters seem like they'd be last on the list. With such failures as Mortal Kombat and Dead or Alive why would any movie studio think it's a good idea? Whether or not this Street Fighter will be as nauseating as the first remains to be seen, and will be so for another year. In the mean time, Capcom has announced a handful of the actors who will star in the film, but can they live up to the dynasty of the cast from the first film?

  • Balrog: Grand L. Bush
  • Charlie Nash
    Chris Klein had his big break though in American Pie, and since than, has made a career out of playing the "boy-next-door". Will this look work for Nash?
  • Zangief: Andrew Bryniarski
  • Guile
    Will these Street Fighter Characters make an appearance in the film?
    There haven't been many details released on the film yet, and the hand-full of actors that Capcom has announced is far from definitive. The following fighters played prominent roles in 1994's live action Street Fighter film. Who would play these fighters if they were to appear in The Legend of Chun-Li?
  • E. Honda: Peter Navy Tuiasosopo
  • Cammy
  • Vega: Jay Tavare
  • M. Bison
    Neal McDonough has a history of playing supporting roles, most recently in the adaptation of the Wizard of Oz, Tin Man. He seems like a good choice for M.Bison, but having a strong jaw line and blond hair isn't all there is to the street fighter... or is it?
  • The image above and the following were the Stars of 1994's Street Fighter
    Chun-Li: Ming-Na

  • E. Honda
  • Chun-Li
    Kristin Kreuk, a.k.a. Lana Lang in the television series Smallville, will play the title role of Chun-Li. Though she has a long history of playing the super ex-girl friend of the Man of Steel, can she pull off being a super street fighter?
  • Cammy: Kylie Minogue
  • Vega
    Taboo, one of the members of The Black-Eyed peas, isn't the first musician to play a role in a Street Fighter movie. Remember which musician had a role in the first Street Fighter?
  • M. Bison: Raul Julia
  • Balrog
    Michael Clarke Duncan, who played the King Pin in Dare Devil, will play Balrog. Mr. Duncan definitely has the face of a boxer, but whether or not he has the moves remains to be seen.
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