In a leaked email exchange with studio heads, Aaron Sorkin (Oscar-winning writer of The Social Network, Steve Jobs, and The Newsroom) complained about the so-called difficulty of adapting a movie with an Asian protagonist because "there aren't any Asian movie stars."
#StarringJohnCho is a social movement that literally shows you what it would look like if today's Hollywood blockbusters cast an Asian-American actor - specifically, John Cho* - as their leading man.
Today, only 1% of lead roles go to Asians. But if studies show that films with diverse casts result in higher box office numbers and higher returns on investments for film companies, why doesn't Hollywood cast lead actors to reflect this fact?
But a future is coming when an Asian-American actor is the next tent pole star. #StarringJohnCho creates a reality that brings that vision of tomorrow's Hollywood to today.
Support #StarringJohnCho by sharing the hashtag and help ignite this necessary conversation."
So the twitter account posted a picture of the poster for "Age of Ultron" where they put John Cho as Captain America! The tweet said: "What if Sarah and Joseph Rogers had adopted an Asian child and named him 'Steve' "
Let's just say I really like this idea! Stayed up two hours last night making this :'D
But in all honesty I hope that at least Marvel Comics will consider an Asian American to be the next Captain America (I mean nothing can be as shocking as 'Hail hydra' cap and theyre sticking with that!) Yes they have Amadeus Cho as the new Hulk but as things are panning out in the current Civil War II event, doesn't seem like he's going to stick around much longer. And who's to say "No we can only have X amount of Asian characters cause blah blah blah" Why are they any different from your typical white protagonist?
*sigh* rant over. ANYWAY I had an absolute blast making this cause John Cho is one of my favorite actors and I truly believe in this movement for hollywood to make the change! (but there is hope considering Byung hun lee has a costarring role in the "Magnificent Seven" coming out in September!)
As always thank you for viewing my work it honestly means the WORLD to me! Especially with a project like this!
((Disclaimer: I am not behind the starringjohncho accounts I am a proud supporter!!))