On Wednesday the first star-studded trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD dropped featuring the faces of Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. But one face stole the show across the internet, and that was of actor Mike Moh who will be playing legend Bruce Lee in the movie, and who dishes out some kung-fu on Pitt’s Cliff Booth. It didn’t take long for the internet to fall in love with his quick appearance in the trailer, to the point where some think he would be a perfect fit to lead Marvel’s upcoming movie around the hero Shang-Chi.
The tweets began not too long after the trailer drop, with Moh himself having a bit of fun when he posted the trailer with the caption “Apparently I’m in this?”
Fans soon started throwing out Moh’s name in hopes Marvel was paying attention and would remember come time to cast the upcoming superhero flick. Actor/comedian Patton Oswalt was among the throng of fans, as was our own Paul Shirey.
Moh is no stranger to the Marvel world, having played Triton in the ABC series INHUMANS, which was canceled last May. He soon expressed his approval of the Shang-Chi casting tweets, retweeting one with a simple emoji as the caption.
Tarantino’s latest is poised to be a big hit, and much like with Christoph Waltz after INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, Moh could become a household name once it hits theaters. Casting for the role of Shang-Chi could be underway soon after it was recently announced SHORT TERM 12’s Destin Daniel Cretton to direct.
So what do you all think? Moh will certainly be a name you all know come ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD, and in short seconds he was in the trailer it was clear he’s going to own all his moments. Perhaps his future is looking – ahem – marvelous.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is in theaters July 26.