Don’t worry, filmgoers, gamers and everybody else – no spoilers here. But suffice it to say that some movies end with teases for the sequel (“Batman Begins,” for instance), and some movies (like "Milk") do not. And “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li” ends with the most deliberate, beat-you-over-the-head sequel tease I’ve seen in a film in quite some time.
We just published an article about the no-stuntman, finishing-moves-faithful new flick at MTV.com – but needless to say, I had to ask the stars if they’d come back for the sequel.
"Hands down yes,” beamed Taboo, who plays the razor-clawed assassin Vega.
"Absolutely,” added Michael Clarke Duncan, who portrays Balrog – a character he always chose while playingthe “Street Fighter” games in the past, simply because the big baddie looked so much like him. “Because once you see a movie with these characters, you don't want to see any other actors but them playing those characters. It's kinda hard to switch it up and say ‘Now it's gonna be this guy.’”
Now, I’m not going to tell you who lives and who dies over the course of the movie. But suffice it to say, the sequel would revolve around an “Enter the Dragon”-like martial arts tournament that would bring all the “Street Fighter” characters together. And, well, let’s just say that some returns would be easier than others.
“No one really dies in video game movies,” grinned Neal McDonough, who plays the evil Bison in the flick and insists that even "dead" characters can be in the sequel. “No no no, can't happen."
“I totally would love to go in there and work on some more skills,” star Kristin Kreuk said of a sequel featuring her Chun-Li. “I loved training; it was so much fun."
"There's no question about it,” chimed in Chris Klein. “To be involved in a franchise that has such depth - and such a wonderful fan base - is such a wonderful opportunity that comes around very, very infrequently. To have an opportunity to be a part of something like that is incredible."
McDonough did, however, add one request: That the film’s director Andrzej Bartkowiak also come back for the next “Street Fighter” flick. “To work with these folks again, and Andre directed a great film,” he insisted. “To work with Andrzej and these guys again? Absolutely."
After you see “Street Fighter,” come back and tell us: Would you like to see a sequel? Do you want Andrzej Bartkowiak to remain in the director’s chair?