I've been critical in these pages about the CBC sitcom Kim's Convenience. I do feel the cast is fine even if the show's writers don't produce sufficiently fine material.
The news came in on Monday: Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu has been cast to play superhero Shang-Chi in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (scheduled for release in 2021). Mr Liu currently plays "Jung", the son in Kim's.
My first reaction after the "congratulations!" was "isn't he a little short to be playing a superhero?" (not short but not exactly tall). I admit I don't know much about such stuff, but, I do know it's about time we see more non-white comic book heroes on the big screen.
I'm sure Simu Liu will leap with aplomb into the role of Shang-Chi. Kim's Convenience will miss him.