Image copyright Angela Weiss Image caption Peter Shinkoda said a storyline about his character’s journey to America was droppedDaredevil actor Peter Shinkoda says his storyline was cut after a Marvel executive said “nobody cares about” Asian characters.
Shinkoda played Nobu in the Marvel Netflix series, which was cancelled at the end of 2018.
But he says his character’s “back story was dropped” on orders from former Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb.
Shinkoda says Jeph Loeb pointed to Marvel’s Blade trilogy, in which a vampire hunter kills hundreds of Asian characters who have no back story, as an example.
As for Daredevil, Shinkoda thinks his storyline could have gone a bit differently had the show been written in 2020 instead of 2015.