Daredevil's Peter Shinkoda accuses former head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, of deliberately sidelining the show’s Asian characters.

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Actor Peter Shinkoda said a Marvel executive hindered the development of the show’s asian characters
(Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
Actor Peter Shinkoda said a Marvel executive hindered the development of the show’s asian characters (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)

Daredevil is an American superhero drama series under the Marvel franchise. Until its cancellation in 2018, the show was broadcast on streaming service Netflix. During a virtual convention aimed at reviving the show on an alternative streaming platform, cast member Peter Shinkoda, claimed that the former head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, made some anti-Asian remarks during the production of the series.   

The claim was made during a panel discussion with other actors Geoffrey Cantor and Tommy Walker. In the series, Shinkoda plays the role of Nobu Yoshioka. During the show’s production, there reached a point in the plot where there was an opportunity to develop the Nobu character by delving into his relationship with another Asian character in the series, Madame Gao (played by actress Wai Ching Ho).

However Shinkoda says:

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