While Downey is going viral on Weibo, Chinese fans discovered other stars also offered spoilers
Online comments for Marvel’s first film focused on a female superhero revolve around star Brie Larson’s looks
It happened to Gal Gadot, Scarlett Johansson and Barack Obama. Now it’s happening to Chinese celebrities
Celebrity hacks don't just happen in the West
But the launch wasn't all smooth for Xiaomi. The day before, company president Lin Bin posted a series of promotional pictures, showing off the phone's ability to slim female figures and enlarge their breasts (a regretfully common practice among Chinese photo "beauty" apps). Netizens soon pointed out that the pictures were actually two years old. Xiaomi angrily denied any intent to mislead, claiming they were just drafts and that "we are not that stupid."
The fast rise of TikTok has made many wonder how big their marketing budget is
Kris Wu. Kris Who? Plenty of people were confused when the Chinese star nabbed seven of the top 10 spots on iTunes' music sales charts. But just as quickly as Wu's rise was his fall. Within a week, none of his songs were in the top 200. Critics say he used bots to buy his way to the top. But his supporters say it shows just how huge and powerful Wu's fanbase is.
Martial arts superstar explained the decision in a recent interview with Chinese media
Haven't heard of G.E.M.? Well, she's a big star in China and the inspiration behind Marvel's latest superhero, Jewel. (Gem. Jewel. Get it?) Stan Lee says he's always wanted to create a Chinese superhero, so this didn't come out of the blue. His studio was also bought by a Hong Kong company last year, so be prepared to see more China-focused projects from the man behind so many iconic superheroes.
Film produced by Legendary, owned by China’s Wanda
Fans worry that the live-action Mobile Suit Gundam film will be Americanized