Streetfighter Update: No Ken and Ryu or Funky Costumes, Yes on Buns

The boys over at the “Streetfighter: Legend of Chun Li” movie blog has updated the blog once again, this time addressing questions sent in by fans about the upcoming movie. The first big question they tackled was the appearance (or lack thereof) of Ryu and Ken. The answer, alas, is that No, neither men will be showing up. At least, not in this first movie. They’re hinting that they might show up later, if sequels are warranted.

The other question concerns the movie’s tone and those silly came costumes. Here’s what the blog had to say:

I’m pleased to say we are certainly not going for camp or cheese or any kind of laughs. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into the making of this film, and, you’re gonna see a lot of those ON film as well.

Now, as a result of this approach, it’d be silly to put Neal McDonough’s Bison in a bright red suit and captain’s hat with a pair of humongous shoulder pads. It works great in the video game, but in real life, it just wouldn’t look intimidating. The same can be said for Balrog. He’s an enforcer. A killer. A take-no-shit brawler to the core. And so, how scary would he be on screen if he beat people up with boxing gloves and a pair of blue short-shorts?

They also have a link to Joblo.com, where they have an interview with “Streetfighter” scribe Justin Marks.

And oh, one last thing, the blog mentions that Chun Li (Kristin Kreuk) does, eventually, sport buns in her hair at one point. Happy now?

Street Fighter Chun Li



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  • give me a break

    I do have to admit, the costumes from the game would look cheesy. Just look at the Van Damme movie.

  • give me a break

    I do have to admit, the costumes from the game would look cheesy. Just look at the Van Damme movie.

  • Horrible Idea

    I can’t believe this is going to be done without Ryu and Ken! Sequels? they’re lucky if this thing doesn’t go straight to DVD.

  • Horrible Idea

    I can’t believe this is going to be done without Ryu and Ken! Sequels? they’re lucky if this thing doesn’t go straight to DVD.

  • Bruce Darren Acosta

    RYU AND KEN IN THE STREET FIGHTER SEQUEL.

    If the filmmakers behind this Street Fighter movie will work on time to do a sequel based on Ryu and Ken.
    Ryu and Ken will have story based on their past and the present,the film will have Sagat,Adon,Gen and other fighters from the original 1987
    Street Fighter game will appear in the film.
    This will be good but if this first Street Fighter works well at the box office or not then there will be problems to solve.
    Thank you.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.

  • http://n/a Bruce Darren Acosta

    RYU AND KEN IN THE STREET FIGHTER SEQUEL.

    If the filmmakers behind this Street Fighter movie will work on time to do a sequel based on Ryu and Ken.
    Ryu and Ken will have story based on their past and the present,the film will have Sagat,Adon,Gen and other fighters from the original 1987
    Street Fighter game will appear in the film.
    This will be good but if this first Street Fighter works well at the box office or not then there will be problems to solve.
    Thank you.
    BRUCE ACOSTA
    AUSTRALIA.