And Other Things to Know From Angry Asian America.
Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule
The Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a policy that would have stripped visas from international students whose courses move exclusively online amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move comes after the policy announcement last week sparked a flurry of litigation, beginning with a suit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by California’s public colleges and later a coalition of 17 states, among other challenges.
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Marvel’s intro of an Asian superhero couldn’t come at a better time (although postponed due to COVID).
“Let’s show them the beauty of our culture” – Bruce Lee#shangchi #marvelstudios #marvel #imcharliewen #brucelee #great #asiansuperhero #mcu pic.twitter.com/vvqZV7oC4g
— Charlie Wen (@imcharliewen) July 11, 2020
Shang-Chi Concept Art
This is totally unofficial, but still kind of interesting. As we all know, Shang-Chi will make his cinematic debut in next year’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. While we’ve nearly nothing of what Simu Liu will look like as the Master of Kung Fu, Marvel Studios’ co-founder and former Co-Head of Visual Development Charlie Wen recently shared his own unofficial fan design for Shang Chi. I’m not crazy about the head gear.
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Kelly Marie Tran Boards ‘Monsterland’ Anthology Series at Hulu
Kelly Marie Tran, best known for playing Rose Tico in Star Wars, has signed on to appear on Hulu’s upcoming anthology series Monsterland. Based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud, the eight-episode series will feature encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts which drive broken people to desperate acts. According to Variety, Tran will play the character of Lauren in an episode titled “Iron River, MI.” Her character has just returned to her small hometown to be married. Lauren managed to build a new life for herself after her best friend, Elena, went missing when they were 16.
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‘Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness’ Moves To HBO Max, Gets Premiere Date
The CNN Original Series Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness is a four-part buddy comedy docuseries that follows actor/documentarian/philanthropist Ravi Patel as he travels the world seeking answers surrounding life’s universal questions. At each stop throughout his journey, Patel is joined by a friend or family member, with whom he shares a big conflict or question about life. Driven by an obsession to constantly learn and grow, the series offers an unfiltered look at Ravi’s personal struggles with each topic and the earnest comparison of social norms domestic and abroad. Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness premieres August 27 on HBO Max.
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