Move over Iron Man: Armored Monkey King wants to be China’s favorite superhero
But it looks like Marvel fans aren’t buying it
A superhero is coming to China. Clad in electronic armor, he flies through the air to fight villains, revenging the murder of the love of his life.
Armored War God, based loosely on the 16th century Chinese classic Journey to the West, is co-produced by Beijing’s Daishu Movie and Guangzhou’s Grandmet Presentation. It follows the story of the Monkey King as he traverses the parallel universes of heaven and hell, where habitants have “mastered the technology of armoured suits and developed scientific instruments for cross-universe travel.”
The blatant attempt at patriotic pandering didn’t help.