Actor Peter Shinkoda revealed that former Marvel Television chief Jeph Loeb made racist remarks during the production of the Daredevil series.
Despite the series receiving the coup de grace by Netflix and Marvel, many still hope to see it return, so taking advantage of the geek fever of the weekend, some fans organized the #SaveDaredevilCon in which there were panels with actors and the creative team of the series.
In one of them, Peter Shinkoda participated, who played Nobu Yoshioka, a prominent member of the order of mystical ninjas involved in organized crime in New York, known as The Hand. During the talk, he revealed some disturbing details about the then head of Marvel’s television division.
« Jeph Loeb told the writing team not to write about Nobu and Gao … and this is something that happened on several occasions and was reiterated by screenwriters and showrunners, » said the actor.
According to Shinkoda, during the second season of the series there was a narrative focused on his character that delved deeper into the relationship he had with Madame Gao. However, the creatives were forced to remove the story on Loeb’s orders.
« He [Jeph Loeb] He said: nadie Nobody cares about Chinese or Asians. There were three previous Marvel movies, a trilogy called Blade That Was Made, where Wesley Snipes killed 200 Asians in each movie. Nobody gives a shit, so don’t write about Nobu and Gao, « Shinkoda accused.
This is not the first time that Jeph Loeb has been accused of avoiding Asian representation where it belongs. The same case happened when it was announced that the Iron Fist series would be held with Finn Jones as the protagonist. A white and western man, instead of an Asian actor more in line with the origins of the character.
Currently Loeb no longer makes decisions for Marvel Television since it merged with Marvel Studios, thus obtaining both divisions the direction and creative vision of Kevin Feige.
You can attend the full panel here.
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