Trailer Watch: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

It’s very tiny, and it’s in Japanese, but the first trailer for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is available on the official website. Or, you can just watch the Trailer Addict version below.

The Legend of Chun-Li stars Kristin Kreuk (best known as Lana Lang, from “Smallville”) as the blue-eyed Chinese martial artist, with Michael Clark “I’m forever a villain” Duncan as Balrog (Vega, in the U.S. versions of the game), Neal McDonough (last seen on TV in “Desperate Housewives” and “Tin Man”) as M. Bison and American Pie‘s Chris Klein as Nash (aka Charlie).

It doesn’t look too horrible, but am I the only one getting shades of “Denise Richards is a nuclear physicist” from seeing Kreuk play a martial artist? I’m also getting shades of 2005’s Elektra, and we all know how well that did.

The Legend of Chun Li is set to be released in the U.S. on February 27, 2009.

Posted on December 30, 2008 at 06:58 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
In: News

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  1. Written by slash
    on 2009-01-02 at 13:23
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    I think you got that mixed up…vega in the us version is a little spanish man with a claw..and balrog is the boxer so i think its vega in japanese version and balrog in american

  2. Written by slash
    on 2009-01-02 at 13:26
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    just looked it up..so here it is…

    Balrog (Micheal Clarke Duncan) in japan is called M. Bison because he is a joke on mike tyson…

    M.Bison (Neal McDonough) is really called Vega in japan.

    and the one we know as Vega here in the states is really Balrog…

    man its confusing

  3. Written by Genevieve
    on 2009-01-04 at 03:46
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    …Didn’t Kristin Kreuk used to specifically identify as white instead of Asian? What happened to the good old days?

    This feels like a shitty made-for-TV spinoff with a higher budget than average that only the hardcore nerds will go to see; like Elektra and/or Daredevil exactly, down to the Michael Clark Duncan.

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