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'Street Fighter' Movie Eliminates Ken and Ryu, Undergoes Costume Adjustment

June 06, 2008 08:44:37 GMT

On Wednesday, June 4, the official blog of 'Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li' revealed that the two main fighters from the games have been cut off from the movie and the costumes maybe different.


'Street Fighter' Movie Eliminates Ken and Ryu, Undergoes Costume Adjustment
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What goes along with the term 'Street Fighter'? If that question is brought up in front of video game lovers, the common answers given maybe Ken and Ryu, the two main fighters in the popular fighting game series. However, one should not expect the two characters to appear in the new adaptation movie of the video games series, "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li".

Answering fans' burning question whether the two martial artists are going to have parts in the film, producer Patrick Aiello brought in a considerably bad news. He stated that because the action film will be focused on Chun-Li and the video games contains tons of characters, there are no other choice but to cut off both Ken and Ryu's characters from the tidbit.

"Justin [Marks], Ashok [Amritraj] and Capcom got together and decided to make it more of an origin story for Chun Li. There are just way too many characters in the Street Fighter universe to cram them all into one film," explained Aiello in the official Street Fighter Movie blog. "We want to do each one the justice he/she deserves. So, in short, Ken and Ryu will not be appearing in this film. But, that doesn't mean we wont see our red and white-clad heroes in potential sequels..."

In the official blog, the costume design of the characters is also being discussed and from the comment given, it is apparent that most of the characters won't be having their traditional costumes that have become the trademarks for each character. Still, the blog owner Aaron Horwitz insisted that Chun-Li will have her 'ox-horns' hairstyle in it.

"...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? All that said, do not worry...At some point, Chun Li will sport her trademark buns (the ones in her HAIR!) and of course, Vega's still got the mask and claw, for starters," wrote Horwitz in the blog.

"The Legend of Chun-Li" is directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak and features the likes of Kristin Kreuk, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein, Rick Yune, Moon Bloodgood and Black Eyed Peas' Taboo among many others. The 20th Century Fox's film is set for February 27, 2009.

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posted by brent512 on Sep 07, 2009
I agree with other 2 comment it's no point to make another street fighter movie without 2 main guys of the game. How do you expect to make a good movie and get good rating at the box office if movie directors don't meet peoples demands. Me on the other hard I really think the movie suck without ken and ryu
posted by universeman on Jun 28, 2009
i think horwitz is gay for not having ryu and ken in the movie cause,they were the highlight the game besides i think they all should have had their original costumes. I thought the first film sucked. and i was thinking they would give sf fan's a better movie like sfv animation or the sf anime, it is possible to fit all the characters in the movie, it's just howitze is a dork just like bryan singer whoruined superman and x-men , neil mcdounogh would've look cool with the suit and everybody else how there supposed to be not no half ass shit. and next time pick a real chinese girl who benefits chun-li and looks like her and with out the moves and costumes, their was no point in making another film if there going to do fuck it up just like dragon ball z the movie and batman begins and dark knight plus resident movie. if there's ever a sequel of sf 3 a movie they better quit making movies from games
posted by again on Feb 15, 2009
Of course idiots try to explain that costumes aren't realistic, but fight moves and throwing power balls is. Their logic is amazingly stupid. Don't give the fans what they want or make it the way it is MOST popular... Make it their way. Then, when it fails... It was a stupid concept for a movie anyway. They would never admit their failed vision of a movie that should be a no brainer.
posted by fuck capcom on Jun 26, 2008
fail.

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