Wait, there’s a Chun-Li movie? Like, Chun-Li from Street Fighter? Considering how much Street Fighter II I played on Sega Genesis — so much, you guys — I kinda expected someone from Capcom to call me. Personally. And thank me first for my thousands of hours of dedication, and then apologize for not making a Sagat movie first, even though Sagat is obviously the best character to play as, and then we could talk about why Blanka and E. Honda are basically the same, and someone could explain to me why anyone would ever play as Balrog, and wow, do I still have some strong feelings about SFII. Anyway, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li opens Feb. 27.
Smallville‘s Kristin Kreuk (pictured) stars as our lightning-kicking heroine, and the film is, roughly, the story of how she came to battle M. Bison (Neal McDonough) and his evil minions. Balrog (Michael Clark Duncan, which…amazing) and Vega (Black Eyed Pea Taboo) are both in it, but, gasp, no Ryu and no Ken. (No Dhalsim and no Sagat, either, so I’m going to have to hope yoga fire and tiger up-per-cut are in the sequel.) The full trailer is aqui, and while it looks to be your pretty basic martial arts action movie, it has gotten me thinking about other secondary videogame characters I’d like to see in full-length features. Toad, Yoshi, it’s time to call your agents.
What other videogame characters have been overlooked by Hollywood?