Why Hans Zhang Han’s dramas are on lockdown and why “The Legendary Tycoon” may be the first to air

The Legendary Tycoon
The astronomical success of Wolf Warriors 2 has resulted in much love for the cast led by Jacky Wu Jing and one person also enjoying the attention is Hans Zhang Han who played a supporting role in the movie as a self-absorbed fuerdai (second generation rich). 

This is really old news, but the past years haven’t been too kind on him, what with his failed relationship with Zheng Shuang that people can’t seem to get over now that he’s with Gulnezer Bextiyar. For a time, I kept seeing negative articles about him with some spreading rumors that he was being a diva on the set of Wolf Warriors (it has since been dispelled). 

The Legendary Tycoon Goo Hye Sun


Even worse is that the hallyu ban in China has people joking (to the truth) that the man just can’t seem to catch a break. He has four dramas that he personally starred and invested in – Braveness of the Ming, The Rhapsody of a Summer Dream, Gorgeous Workers and The Legendary Tycoon where he plays opposite Korean actresses Park Min Young, Go Jun Hee, Choo Ja Hyun and Goo Hye Sun respectively.
The Legendary Tycoon


Given the Chinese ban on all things Korean, it’s no wonder that all four are on lockdown though there is hope for The Legendary Tycoon which tells a story inspired by the life of the late movie mogul Run Run Shaw. Perhaps the plot has saved the show because it has been designated by the government as a commemorative film for the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China.
The Legendary Tycoon
It sounds like an ambitious story to tell though I’m a little worried about the final product that looks like it’s been put through the wringer and back. All traces of Goo Hye Sun has been removed to be replaced by Jia Qing, and it also seems like there will be greater focus on Joe Chen (initially listed as a guest star) and Song Yi
The Legendary Tycoon
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