Sunday, September 22, 2013

Yang Kang and Mu Nianci's costume styling revealed for Return of the Condor Heroes

We have good news followed by some potential bad news regarding the new Ying Xiao pairing in the new Return of the Condor Heroes. The good news has obviously already been revealed through the release photo above. And thank goodness Chen Xiao finally has one decent "normal" costume styling! I really dislike the new Yang Guo's hooligan and "I-belong-to the-Beggar-Sect" styling. Though his Yang Kang's costume is definitely not up to par with the majestic details of Yuan Hong's version in the 2009 Legend of the Condor Heroes adaptation, it is certainly several degrees better in magnitude than his Yang Guo's mess.

 Now here comes the potential bad news. Since Yang Kang and Mu Nianci are not the central focus of the sequel and are long dead before the story before began, there is a possibility the flashbacks may only include Yang Kang and Mu Nianci in SEPARATE scenes. In other words, Chen Xiao and Zhao Liying may end up not having any scenes together!Nothing is actually confirmed yet at this moment. But I just want to throw out that possibility to set our Ying Xiao expectations low and not be too disappointed if this possiblity becomes a reality.
When we have Yang Kang and Mu Nianci, we cannot neglect the other famous couple of the Condor Trilogy -  Huang Rong and Guo Jing. I am actually quite fond of the actor and actress cast for the middle-age version of Huang Rong and Guo Jing. Zheng Guolin never seems to achieve big success in the Chinese TV industry, but he has quite a impressive acting resume under his belt and possess the acting experience to tackle the matured Guo Jing. As for Yang Mingna, I was always fond of her. Even if she completely butchers the character, I think I can forgive her more easily than another actress I dislike.
Yang Mingna and Zheng Guolin as the Huang Rong and Guo Jing

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