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|The poster uses comic strips for blue print|
|Aaron Kwok already suffers a lot for the good of the film just from make up|
|Law Chung Him as Sandy and Xiao Shenyang as Piggy|
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The Gong Li, Aaron Kwok Fu Sing, Law Chung Him, Xiao Shenyang starred new film THE MONKEY KING 2 (SAI YAU GEI ji SUEN NG HUNG SAM DA BAK GWUT JING) earlier released its latest poster. It featured "the enraged golden monkey strikes the White Bone Spirit" as a salute to the Chinese comic strip master Mr. Zhao Hongben. Gong Li's "Demon Queen in White" also appeared for the first time on the poster.
Gong Li in the new film played the "Demon Queen" White Bone Spirit, who led various demons to attack the Venerable Tang Monk and his disciples. As the villain in the film, her costume has always been kept under wrap. In the latest poster, Gong Li finally appeared with a silver horned crown and costume. With self confidence she lured Sun Wukong and others to act, her dominant ways made people look forward her battles against the quartet. The team made what was special about the White Bone Spirit stand out from the original work's foundation, jumping from a mountain village minor demon to a "demon queen". With her strong presence Gong Li's performance transformed the character in a great demon queen in the film.
The new poster was based on Zhao Hongben's 1962 classic illustration SUN WUKONG THRICE STRUCK THE WHITE BONE SPIRIT. Sun Wukong Kwok Fu Sing raised his staff in pursuit of Gong Li. Piggy Xiao Shenyang and the Sand Monk Law Chung Him followed. On the run in the original, the White Bone Spirit turned into a self confident Demon Queen. Director Soi Cheang Po Shui said, "The quartet teams up to catch demons is an image that everyone in the country knows and are the most familiar with. I chose to bring back this classic to restore the nostalgia that we grew up with."