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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) Poster

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Back in 2003, Jean-Claude Van Damme was working on a sequel to the original Street Fighter movie titled "Street Fighter II", for Universal. Several cast members had been hired to join him in the sequel, including his Universal Soldier co-star Dolph Lundgren in an unrevealed role, Australian actress Holly Valance would have replaced Kylie Minogue as Cammy White, and Damian Chapa would have re-praised his role as Ken Masters. Byron Mann was also reportedly in talks to return as Ryu Hoshi. However, after a few years of trying to get the sequel off the ground, the project never materialized and any plans for a sequel were scrapped in favor of this movie.
According to an on-line interview with MTV, Jean-Claude Van Damme was originally offered the chance of re-praising his role as Guile for this film. He would've been the only original cast member from the original film to return, but Van Damme turned down the offer.
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In the video games, Vega is Spanish. In this film, Vega is Native American because Taboo is Mexican and Native American. In the video games, Vega wears a mask to protect his beauty; in this film, he wears it to hide his face.
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A potential sequel with Ryu and Ken was planned but was cancelled due of the poor box office performances of the film.
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First Street Fighter film (either live action or animated) to not feature Ryu and Ken in the characters cast. However, Ryu is mentioned at the end of the film as a formidable Japanese fighter entering a tournament.
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Robin Shou, who plays Gen, is the only actor in the cast who has previously featured in other movies based on a video game: he played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995) and its sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997), as well as having a cameo role in DOA: Dead or Alive (2006).
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"Chun-Li" literally means "Spring-Beauty" in Chinese.
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This film marks the second time that the character Vega, was portrayed by an actor of Native American and Latin Ethnicity. Taboo who portrays Vega for this film, is Mexican and Native American. In the 1994 film "Street Fighter", the Spanish Vega was portrayed by Jay Tavare; who is White Mountain Apache and Latin.
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This movie only has 7 world warriors taken from Capcom's "Fighting Game of 2008" titled Street Fighter IV (originally, the game has 25 characters) with the legendary world warrior from Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams [1995] (also know as Street Fighter Zero in Japan, Asia, South America and Australia) known as Charlie Nash being a special guest to this movie rather than reusing the hybrid-character "Carlos Blanka" from Universal Pictures's Street Fighter [1994], The world warriors that made there appearances are: Chun Li, Gen, Crimson "Maya" Viper, Rose, Balrog, Vega, Master Bison and Charlie Nash. The world warriors that are absent are: Ryu (who is mentioned by Gen once), Ken Masters, Major Guile (who is replaced by Charlie Nash), Blanka, Edmund Honda, Zangief, Dhalsim, Sagat, Cammy White, Fei Long, Akuma, Dan Hibiki, Sakura Kasugano, Able, El Fuerte, Rufus, Gouken and Seth.
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Most of the back story setting up the alliance between Chun-Li and Nash can be found in the deleted scenes on the DVD.
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M. Bison's alternate name for Shadaloo was the Shadow Empire, like in the video games.
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Crates throughout Bangkok's industrial area were labeled "Toei". That was the Japanese animation group of American action hits-such as G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1983). This can also refer to Capcom's rival, Nintendo distributor "Koei".
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Rick Yune was originally cast as Gen, but he was replaced by Robin Shou, who played Liu Kang in Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997).
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Maya is based off C.Viper from Street Fighter IV video games.
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M.Bison's daughter is based off Rose from the Alpha series. However she speaks Russian which contrasts with the games where she is Italian and she is not M.Bison's daughter.
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