China’s King of Popularity Han Geng Joins Transformers 4

Han Geng

I’m really not sure who Han Geng is, but according to Michael Bay (or at least, via his website), Geng is “one of Asia’s top stars in the worlds of music, television and movies and has become one of the most influential entertainers in China.”

And oh yeah, now he’s a castmember in Bay’s “Transformers 4”, joining fellow countryman (er, countrywoman) Bingbing Li (“Resident Evil: Retribution”). You should expect to hear more Chinese names being added to the transforming robot sequel. Bay and company have gone what the poker folks call “all in” when it comes to courting the Chinese market. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if Optimus Prime ended up quoting Chairman Mao at some point in the movie.

(What could possibly go wrong?)


I liked this Wikipedia entry for Geng myself:

[Han Geng is] a Chinese Mandopop singer, actor and skillful in all China’s 56 ethnic traditional dances, as well as ballet and hip-hop dance. He has been dubbed “Dancing King” and “King of Popularity” in China. He started his career, in 2001, when he was chosen by SM Entertainment (SME) to become a member of South Korean boy band Super Junior, which debuted in 2005, and as the leader of its sub-group Super Junior-M in 2008.

Dude. Super Junior! Then he parlayed it into Super Junior-M!

Dare we hope to see the rest of Super Junior in a cameo?