HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 10:  James Hong attends his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on May 10, 2022 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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James Hong Wants To Return For Dwayne Johnson's Big Trouble In Little China Remake
Dwayne Johnson has been planning a continuation of John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble in Little China,” a genre-blending action film that sees its villain David Lo-Pan trying to regain his health through a human sacrifice. While Johnson’s plan may not become a reality, Lo-Pan actor James Hong said he would give the project his blessing — only if Johnson asks him to return as Lo-Pan.
The 93-year-old actor, who is still actively performing and appeared in “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” jokingly said in an interview about Johnson’s desire, “Without Lo-Pan? How dare he.” The actor shared he would prefer the classic film be left alone, but he wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to return to the character.
Hong said, “I’d like to reappear in the new one and do something spiritually, like ‘Star Wars;’ where the characters come back and do a reprieve of some kind.” There’s no official word if the project will happen or not, with John Carpenter voicing his opposition to the idea since the news broke, but the possibility of Hong’s return as a figureless entity still remains.