This news article I’m about to summarize is pretty inane, but hidden in the sheer asinine text is one important fact – the mainstream TW-newspapers are beginning to report on Vic Zhou and Wu Zun preparing for their roles in the upcoming HK/C martial arts movie Saving General Yang (which I posted about here). I’m always worried that early casting reports, which remain subject to the actor actually committing to it. To hear that Vic is actually working out for his first martial arts role, which further confirms his involvement, fills my heart with glee.
Though I do have to echo some witty Baiduers who noted the pointlessness of working out for period role since all that muscle is usually covered up in layers of robes and/or armor. Uhm, tell that to Aaron Kwok, who reinvented the hot shirtless warrior image for The Storm Riders over a decade ago, which was the only good thing about that movie.
The article notes that movie goers love seeing bromances and/or male rivalries on screen, and with the new generation of TW-leading men making their transition to the movies (such as Ethan Ruan in the upcoming The Flying Guillotine, Wu Zun for 14 Blades, The Kingdom, and now The Yang’s Clan), the audience is sure to get their fill of their favorite stars on the big screen. The articles goes on to quote Vic’s manager as saying that Vic has been traveling with free weights and works out during his spare time, in preparation of a very physcial role to come as one of the Yang brothers who goes to war.
The lamest comment in the entire article is without a doubt the following gem, which I paraphrase – while Vic can hardly be expected to get muscles as large as Wu Zun (see example of said muscle above), he’s young enough that some working out will net him a toned physique that will carry plenty of selling points. ROFLMHO – TW-media, it pains me to read you guys attempting (un)insightful commentary.
[Credit: Worldjournal news]