Ludi Lin, the actor who recently played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat, called out Amazon for a lack of diversity in his upcoming Lord of the Rings TV show.
Responding to a story about Amazon boss Jennifer Salke justifying the show’s gargantuan budget by saying it covers the cost of building the world, Lin said he would like to see more representation in the show. ‘program.
“It will be difficult to justify building a ‘huge world’ without any character that looks Asian. [imagination] on us, [Jennifer Salke]. It’s not difficult, we are here, ”Lin said.
Lin tagged Salke in her tweet, but she had not responded on Twitter or elsewhere at press time.
It will be difficult to justify building a “huge world” without any character who looks Asian. Turn that imagination on us @JSalke. It’s not difficult, we are here.
Amazon Boss Justifies ‘Lord of the Rings’ $ 465 Million Budget: ‘Huge World Building’ https://t.co/Xx8F651k7m
– Ludi Lin (@ludi_lin) May 13, 2021
One of the frequently cited issues with Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings series from the early 2000s is its lack of diversity. Some might have thought or hoped that Amazon would cast a more diverse cast of actors for its new show. Other big Hollywood franchises such as Harry Potter and Game of Thrones have also been criticized for this.
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV show is currently filming in New Zealand, and Charlotte Brändström (The Witcher, The Man in the High Castle) was recently hired to direct several episodes.
Amazon reportedly spent $ 465 million on the first season of Lord of the Rings, a number that makes it a “sexy title,” according to Salke.
“But it’s really building the infrastructure of what will support the whole series,” she said. “As for how many people need to watch The Lord of the Rings? A lot. (Laughs.) A giant, global audience needs to show up on date television, and we’re pretty confident that will happen.”
In other Lord of the Rings news, Amazon recently canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO in part due to a reported contractual dispute. In addition, new details appeared on the Soviet TV movie The Lord of the Rings.
Description of The Lord of the Rings TV show:
“Amazon Studios’ upcoming series brings the heroic legends of the legendary Second Age story of Middle-earth to screens for the very first time. This epic drama takes place thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and from The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows a set of characters, both familiar and new, as they face the dreaded re-emergence of evil back to Middle-earth. the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elven capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the far reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that will endure. long after their disappearance. “