According to Mingpao News, mainland comedy star Xiao Shenyang will be playing the role of Zhu Baojie (also known as Pigsy), while Hong Kong actor Him Law, who starred as Muzha in the first film, will be playing Sha Wujing (Sand Monk) this time around.
After revealing that Aaron Kwok, Gong Li, and Feng Shaofeng will be playing the role of The Monkey King, White Bone Demon, and Monk Xuanzang respectively, “The Monkey King 2” production recently announced two more additions to the cast.
Xiao, who was deemed too tall and thin to play the character, admitted that the new film will have its own set of challenges, and that he will gain the appropriate weight to play the character.
Meanwhile, Him, who is already experienced in working with the production, having played a different role in the first one, stated that he has been making a lot of preparation for the movie.
The actor revealed that he has been on a strict diet for months and will make sure that the character will be memorable.
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