Meg 2: The Trench splashed onto the streaming scene on September 29, 2023, much to the delight of fans eagerly awaiting another underwater adventure with Jason Statham! As viewers eagerly dived into the sequel, they couldn’t help but notice a significant absence among the ensemble cast – the absence of Suyin Zhang, portrayed by the talented Li Bingbing.
In The Meg, Suyin Zhang played a crucial role, making her a beloved figure among fans. However, as fans tuned into the sequel, they quickly realized that Li Bingbing’s character was nowhere to be found, leaving them curious and pondering what had happened. While the sequel briefly touches upon her character, the details might have slipped by unnoticed.
So, if you want to know what happened to Suyin and find out why Li Bingbing is not reprising her role in Meg 2, you’ve come to the right place! Join us as we provide you with all the answers to your burning questions below!
Meg 2: What happened to Suyin?
In the much-anticipated sequel, Meg 2: The Trench, fans were met with a surprising revelation regarding the fate of Suyin Zhang, portrayed by Li Bingbing. In the years that transpired between the first installment and the second, it is revealed that Suyin has passed away. However, the details surrounding her death remain shrouded in mystery, with the movie offering no explicit information about how she met her untimely end.
Meg 2 only hints at the mystery of her death with a fleeting scene where Jonas Taylor and Meiying discuss her absence. However, there may still be potential for her character to return in future installments.
If Meg 3 is green-lit, there could be an opportunity for Li Bingbing to reprise her role as Suyin, possibly through flashback sequences to shed light on the circumstances of her death.
Why is Li Bingbing not in the Meg 2?
Unfortunately, at this time nothing has officially been confirmed, so we can only speculate as to why Li Bingbing didn’t reprise her role. However, we do know that she was supposed to star in the movie up until February 2022, but then exited the movie for “undisclosed reasons”.
However, since the release of the movie, numerous theories, as to what could possibly have caused her to decide to not continue with the sequel, have emerged. One theory suggested by Screen Rant is that the Chinese superstar may have decided to step away from the film industry due to personal reasons, as the month following her exit from The Meg 2, it was announced in an article by Vogue China that Li Bingbing and her long term boyfriend of several years, Hsu Wen Nan had split, so she may have been dealing with too much on her plate at the time to focus on acting.
Alternatively, with her long career in the film industry and having starred in some iconic franchises such as Resident Evil and Transformers, there could also be a simple possibility that Li Bingbing chose to retire from the industry, as she hasn’t starred in anything since Ordinary Hero (2022).
As we await any official announcements or future developments, one thing is for certain; Li Bingbing’s contributions to cinema will always be remembered, whether she decides to return to the big screen or not!