After the release of Shang-Chi, the Asian community has been feeling included. And after that, the fans want to see more shows and movies with Asian superheroes. Marvel comics have a ton of Asian superheroes that should get a shot now. Hollywood has been casting Asian actors as sidekicks for a long time now, it’s time we see them in the lead. After the success of Shang-Chi Marvel’s Cinematic Universe should some other heroes a series or movie too. Here are a few Asian superheroes who deserve a shot like Shang-Chi.
In the Ultimate Universe, Monica Chang is the ex-wife of Nick Fury. She is the one who takes the mantle of Black Widow after Natasha’s death. She is a superhero that is tough enough to beat up The Punisher. Chang has the skills to become the next director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Though she is a stereotypical Asian brainiac, she is also a devout Muslim which cancels the stereotype. Her skills as a fighter and her smartness are what make her the Asian female superhero we all deserve to see.
A wealthy rich Chinese-American girl who has the mutant ability to make small color explosions, Jubilation Lee or Jubilee, is one hero who deserves her own show. But her ability to make explosions isn’t the only thing that would make us love her. Her spunky personality and brash attitude add to that. Despite her nature, she has been through a lot. Her parents were killed by a hitman that’s how she ends up being taken by the X-Men.
Shiro Yoshida is a Japanese mutant that has the ability to generate fire and fly. In the Hiroshima atomic bombing, his mother suffered radiation poisoning. Therefore, he was born with the ability to absorb solar energy and create fire blasts. As his mother died due to the poisoning, he has hatred towards the US. Sunfire first appeared as a villain but later goes through character development. He is a powerhouse and would be a great protagonist in a show or movie.
Suzi Endo aka Cybermancer is a more hyperactive version of Iron Man. She is a genius, who used cybernetics to build super-powered armor. This armor gives her strength, durability, speed, and flight. Moreover, her knowledge of cybernetics gives her the ability to interface with all kinds of technology. This Asian-American girl deserves her own show, and it would add a few new adventures to MCU. It would be fun to watch her beat supervillains in her unbeatable armor.
Melati Kusuma or Komodo is a lot like Wolverine with green skin. She has the ability to transform into a lizard-like creature. Moreover, she can heal and has razor-sharp claws. Kusuma lost her legs in an accident and was tired of being seen as a poor girl in a wheelchair. To fix herself, she joins Dr. Connors to fix herself. Unlike Dr. Connors, she has full control of the Lizard. Not only her being Asian but also her disability would give Marvel a step in embracing diversity.