Robin Shou Joining Street Fighter as Gen?

I’m something of a fan of Robin Shou (pictured, left), despite the fact that he had girly hair throughout both “Mortal Kombat” movies. (Seriously, what was the deal with the hair in those movies, Robin?) Via Moviehole, there is a rumor floating around that Robin Shou has replaced actor Rick Yune in the cast of “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li”. If this proves to be correct, Shou would be playing the character Gen (pictured, below), who I have never heard of, being that the last time I played Street Fighter, or any game in an arcade, games didn’t cost $2 a pop.

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Its the weekend, so there’s nobody with an ‘All Access Pass’ around to verify this in phone distance, but we’ve heard an unconfirmed whisper today that Rick Yune may have left “Street Fighter – The Legend of Chun-Li” and Robin Shou, of “Mortal Kombat” fame, may have replaced him.

As a bit of evidence, Moviehole points to this passage from the “Street Fighter” official blog that we mentioned last week:

Now those with a watchful eye might notice there’s one character I haven’t even discussed. One that’s not mentioned in the cast breakdown but one who’s surely an integral part of the film. And so now, for your first exclusive scoop, allow me to present you faithful readers with some brand spankin’ new casting you’re surely not aware of. The integral role of GEN will be played by none other than……tune in next week to find out!

It’s a good bet Moviehole is probably right. In which case, good for Robin. I saw him in “Dead or Alive”, his most recent American movie, but I can’t recall if he had girly hair or not. I certainly hope not, for all our sakes…

Robin Shou as Gen in Street Fighter



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  • Bruce Darren Acosta

    ROBIN SHOU IN STREET FIGHTER AS GEN.

    I think Robin Shou could do a better Gen then that Rick Yune guy,so I think who will be
    in the new street Fighter Legend Of Chun Li will Eagle make his way to the film the movie makers should cast more fighters in the film and Ryu and Ken should be in this one.
    We all have to get when we given,so I don’t know this movie would be good or not it might be entertaining.
    Yun and Yang could be in the film so they would be in the fight scene with other street fighters in the cage.
    I think Hollywood should make the movie from the Virtua Fighter video games I like to see if Jackie Chan could play Lau and Scott Adkins as Brad Burns and other characters Akira,Goh,Pai,Lei-Fei,Vanessa,Wolf,Taki and more fighters will star in the film.
    Street Fighter needs more fight scenes and more game characters some non canon characters.
    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

  • Bruce Darren Acosta

    ROBIN SHOU IN STREET FIGHTER AS GEN.

    I think Robin Shou could do a better Gen then that Rick Yune guy,so I think who will be
    in the new street Fighter Legend Of Chun Li will Eagle make his way to the film the movie makers should cast more fighters in the film and Ryu and Ken should be in this one.
    We all have to get when we given,so I don’t know this movie would be good or not it might be entertaining.
    Yun and Yang could be in the film so they would be in the fight scene with other street fighters in the cage.
    I think Hollywood should make the movie from the Virtua Fighter video games I like to see if Jackie Chan could play Lau and Scott Adkins as Brad Burns and other characters Akira,Goh,Pai,Lei-Fei,Vanessa,Wolf,Taki and more fighters will star in the film.
    Street Fighter needs more fight scenes and more game characters some non canon characters.
    Thank You.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

  • Poor Robin :(

    Waste of talent!
    Robin deserved better than to be in this… “movie”…. (bleh)

  • Poor Robin :(

    Waste of talent!
    Robin deserved better than to be in this… “movie”…. (bleh)