Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

Since the man is involved in both projects, might as well combine it into one. Heh. I love grouping. 🙂 One is the movie version of novel Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossom called Once Upon A Time, the other is Martial Universe, a drama he’s still filming with Wang Li Kun and Zhang Tian Ai.

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Martial Universe Drama Updates:

They celebrated Wang Li Kun’s birthday and released some stills of the behind-the-scenes shoots with cast interviews.

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Happy Belated b-day Wang Li Kun!

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Adorable.

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Yang Yang as Lin Dong, as child regarded as untalented by his clan, who’s destined for greater things. His family is banished from the Great Lin Clan, and the story follows his journey to avenge for his defenseless father after obtaining a mysterious Stone Talisman. Romance with both Zhang Tian Ai and Wang Li Kun.

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Zhang Tian Ai.

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She’s cold! Gege, where are thou?

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Wu Chun.

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Ashton Chen Xiao Long.

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Once Upon A Time Movie Updates:

So stingy. This production. In honor of their 1 year anniversary of wrapping up, they released a poster depicting the scene when BQ jumped Zhu Xian Tai. Then the following days, they released more posters of their other characters.

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Yan Kuan as Qing Cang

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Li Chun as Su Jin. Oh, Another villainous role!

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Gu Xuan as Xuan Nu. Hmmmmm… I thought this was Hu Ge in drags. LOL.

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Peng Zi Su as Little Dough.

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Sneaked photos of Luo Jin as Zhe Yan. The thing on his head is the literal meaning of a dead parrot ornament.

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Once Upon A Time is slated for the summer release.

Via: 01

  1. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    Li Chun!! I didn’t know she was part of the cast, and the others too! Shows how little the production team released and promoted… Hope they go all out with a bang when the movie is about to be released! Su Jin is such a hateful character but its Li Chun…sobs! She looks pretty~

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      Yea, they promoted the main OTP the most in the past year. A lot of pretty people in the supporting roles, which I think they will trickle it out in the following days. 😉

  2. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    Somehow both sets of stills look abit… funny. LOL. Hopefully the actual thing comes out looking better.

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      I’m scratching my head the most at the hair in Martial Universe. LOL.

      • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

        Haha same~ I wonder why that kind of hair style….Yang Yang’s bangs bother me, I wish he could brush them aside so we can see his face properly!
        I read the novel, and am excited to see this adaptation! But, of course, they can’t fit everything in.

  3. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    That LuoJin poster though….lol…I love how proud he is. Gotta give him credit for being so happy, but the overall concluded to looking like a clown.

    The costumes in the drama version of 3L3W was pretty bad. It was soo boring, bland, and not creative at all. So far, the movie version’s costume is much better considering it takes place in heaven (they can pretty much play around w/ anything extravagant looking).

  4. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    I cracked up seeing Luo Jin like this…

  5. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    Ashton needs more pics!!!! Yan Kuan needs less makeup! Luo Jin is not a parrot! lol What are they doing to these actors’ hair?! Wu Chun’s hair is still awful. Someone should compile a list of the ugly drama and movie hairstyles lol. Vanness would be top 10 ?

    Happy Belated Birthday Wang Li Kun! Love you since Schemes of a Beauty <3

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      I’ve been compiling pics for that feature. LOL. Vanness and Wu Chun are mild! XD

      • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

        There’s different level of ugly hairstyles? lol
        Wait, I thought of another one… but I’ll wait for that feature ?

      • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

        I’m looking forward to that feature. I don’t think Vaness’ hair was that bad. I thought it was quite a realistic looking wig despite the style. I’ve definitely seen much, much worse.

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      I dislike Yan Kuan makeup so much here. He looks so much better and hotter in the FBB new drama posters

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      at the top of ugly hairstyles would be the Manchu half-bald/ pigtail.

  6. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    Luo Jin’s headpiece in the poster is the head of a phoenix tho, not a parrot. I find the movie version super creative and memorable. It is also very expensive looking and faithful to the novel. Each person is so distinctive

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      it looks like it’s expensive production. I love Gu Xuan (Xuan nu)’s eye makeup. I heard YangYang and Liu Yufei costumes are very expensive especially LYF had many costumes in this movie. with director oscar winner anthony lamolinara and zhao xiaoding, this movie is expect great for cinematography

  7. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    That poster for ‘Once Upon a Time’ is really nice. I have no words for Luo jin and his costume…no words…

    Just looking at the costume and hair for Martial Universe I can already see this drama won’t interest me.

  8. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    I started to read the novel after hearing about it here. And since I don’t know how to read Chinese, I’ve been reading the translations which is not done yet, unfortunately.
    But on the other hand, I’ll be looking forward for this. The novel raised my expectations already so high.

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    Thou is here to warm her soul! Oh Tian Ai.

    My boy Yang Yang still looking cool as always.

    Looking forward to both of these. Li Chun is my lady too! Bring on the evilness.

  10. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    Happy birthday WangLikun. They celebrated wang likun birthday on March 22, and they had media interview on March 25. YangYang in martial universe is so different with his previous role with black powder in his face and messy hair. I also heard he use something to get his stomach looks fatter but actually he lost a lot weight. kappy, since you post their interview, I want to know what they are saying, because I’m not fluent with chinese language. thank you alot

  11. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    Aw snap am i the only one that finds the costumes for MU not that bad??? lmaoooooo i really like yy’s messy look in this drama. A nice change HAHA

  12. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    I like the messy hair on the wigs too–it hides the weird, vaguely realistic hairlines that most Chinese costume dramas wigs have. I am curious to see how they adapt Wu Dong Qian Kun for this drama. I’m only 250 chapters into the English translation and I am starting to wonder if they will be able to be true to the story. I mean, so much of the story is about the internalized growth that happens as Lin Dong progresses through the stages of martial cultivation–both physical and mental. There is a lot of action but I will be interested to see how they handle the cultivation parts.

    On the other hand, the role of Lin Dong seems tailor made for Yang Yang! He does earnest so well.

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      I also like yangyang’s messy hair. I read novel and manhwa, Lindong looks funny in manhwa, in other hand he looks more mature and calmer in novel. since I’m not english speaking, I seem bit lost translation in novel so I prefer manhwa.

  13. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    YangYang interview in Martial universe media meet. I need someone to translate this 🙂

  14. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    about once upon a time movie, someone post in onehallyu forum.
    The production process actually asked for 10 novel fans’ opinions for the costumes to get it as faithful to the novel as possible while satisfying the fans’ imaginations. The goal is to make it very close to the novel, memorable and representative.
    For example, Su Jin comes from a type of bird tribe, so she has feathers on her neck. Her headwear has a lot of jewelries but they aren’t the most expensive ones, indicating her position among the heavenly realm. As for Qing Cang, in one of the epilogues, he was described as a “youth” with fortitude (sorta like a strong expression). In the novel, he wants to marry Ling Yu, rather than wanting him to be his grandson, so this does not indicate him as old looking. On top of that, with a fantasy genre and considering they are immortals, age can be hard to express. Regarding Zhe Yan, in the novel, he was described as being very over the top, colorful and fancy. Although he doesn’t care much about the politics among the realms, his personality is rather childish and amusing than mature and composed. He is an old man but he does not like being called old, and sometimes he even pulls pranks on Bai Qian. He wears feather capes and has a beard. The movie also took the impression from these mythological phoenix. You can see the different colors of phoenixes, not just simply solid red. Is it funny looking? Yes, of course. But does it stay faithful to the novel? I would say very much but with its own creativity and imagination.
    Finally, I just want to say in 2 hours, to make things memorable and representative especially for movies where people actually pay more to watch less, things have to be more quality and creative. Just like beauty and the beast and Cinderella in Hollywood, they are simple fairytales so the main goal is the special effects, the costumes, the music, and the overall sense of creativity from animation. Likewise, the goal of the movie is to leave the audience a strong impression of each character so that even with just two hours every character is memorable. You can tell which character is from the heavenly realm, the demon realm, and the nine tail fox realm.

  15. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    I wonder why there is so much less people complaining about the plagiarism issue with the movie version? Like atleast 40% of the comments in every Sina post regarding the drama version on Weibo is filled with addressing the plagiarism issue.. But I don’t see that much complaint and negativity on Weibo regarding the movie version. Is it because of double standards or what?

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      I’ve seen criticism on both movie and drama posts on Weibo, but you are right about the drama getting the bulk of it. I’m thinking it has to do with the drama being released first and there are so many viewers that the platform for people to voice their criticism is more widespread? Compared to the movie anyway. The movie team has been low key with their releases on weibo. Perhaps as the movie release date is closer we’ll see more posts about plagiarism being directed at the movie.

  16. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    Yang Yang’s Lin Dong hair reminds me of the 90s martial arts movies. Lol. Nothing will ever top the disastrous Zhang Qi Lin look that he sported. For now. =P

    My oh my, the character stills for 3 Lives! Not much to say about Luo Jin except I’ve seen it and he seems to have had fun with his styling, hahaha.

    • 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

      I like Zhang Qilin hair, he looks mysterious

  17. 29 thoughts on “Yang Yang’s News Updates: Martial Universe, Once Upon A Time

    Ah, YY my man, I’m sure this hairstyle would grow on me.

    I’m so superficial, can’t wait for 3L3W to release soon so I can gawk at all the prettiness.

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