After a year-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, Marvel initiated its Phase 4 with WandaVision. With more focus on mini-series and streaming platforms, Marvel has captivated a new market without a hiccup. But this doesn’t mean that Marvel is shelving the blockbusters. This brings us to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. It is directed by Short Term 12‘s Destin Daniel Cretton, with a script from Dave Callaham. The character of Shang-Chi was created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. Simu Liu will play the titular hero who is well known for his martial arts prowess in the comics.
Simu Lui is really excited for the world to see Shang-Chi. Unlike any other character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the backstory of Shang-Chi has not been spoken of. It will come as a breath of fresh air in the MCU. “The most exciting thing about stepping into this character was that his backstory has never been told before,” Liu told EW. On Monday morning, Marvel Studios unveiled the first poster and trailer for Shang-Chi, showing off the martial arts action making its way to the MCU. Additionally, the first official photos from the film were released by EW, offering a closer look at a few characters.
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This might be the clearest look at the characters yet. The first of the new photos show Liu’s Shang-Chi, the titular hero from the film. The other images feature characters played by Awkwafina, Tony Leung, and Fala Chen.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is ready to set some things in stone. The movie will introduce martial arts in an all-out form. Just like Black Panther, this movie is also set to break all the cultural barriers and expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The prowess and authenticity of the characters were highlighted in the new trailer that Marvel released for the film.
Starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as fellow MCU newcomers Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Ronny Chieng, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings releases only in theaters on September 3.