‘Shang-Chi’ Movie Introduces Marvel’s First Asian Superhero

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, with David Callaham and Andrew Lanham also contributing to the screenplay, and stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, alongside Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Ronny Chieng. In the film, Shang-Chi is forced to confront his past after he is drawn into the Ten Rings organization.

Shang chi Movie Release Date:

The movie is scheduled for release on 3 September, 2021. Although there's still time for that to happen, the wait is totally going to be worth it from the looks of it. Marvel Studios released the trailer today as a birthday surprise for Simu Liu, the individual who plays the role of Shang Chi.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to be released on September 3, 2021. It is expected to have a traditional theatrical release rather than be released simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access like Black Widow. The film was previously scheduled to be released on February 12, 2021, the first day of the Chinese New Year, before it was shifted to May 7, 2021,and then to July 9, 2021, delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film shifted once again in March 2021 to the September 2021 date after Black Widow was moved to the July 9 release date. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be part of Phase Four of the MCU.

Shang chi Movie Cast:

  • Simu Liu as Shang-Chi 
  • Awkwafina as Katy 
  • Tony Leung as Wenwu / The Mandarin: 
  • Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan 
  • Fala Chen as Jiang Li 
  • Meng'er Zhang as Xialing 
  • Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist 
  • Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon 

Shang-Chi is the first hero of Asian origin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The cast of Shang Chi includes a list of mostly Asian characters as well. Awkwafina plays the role of Katy in the movie while Tony Leung Chiu-wai steps up to the mantle of the Mandarin in the movie. Florian Munteanu of Creed II fame is also a part of the cast of Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as the secondary villain in the movie. 

Surprisingly, Simu Liu also happened to drop the teaser poster for Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on his Twitter account as well. The poster shows the martial arts master geared up, ready to face the past that he left behind. 

Shang chi Movie Trailer & Teasers:

The actor famously lobbied to play an Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in tweets dating back to 2014. The studio heard his call and cast him in the role five years later, with Liu making his first official appearance at San Diego Comic-Con. In a 2019 interview with HuffPost, Liu said that he viewed the role as “an opportunity to re-introduce ourselves to the world following years of stereotypes and caricatures and tired tropes.”  

“I think seeing yourself represented in that way can have a profound impact on how you view your place in society, your cultural identity and what you are capable of achieving,” he added. “I’m honored that I played a small part in this fight, and I’m ready to bear that torch if and when it is asked of me.”  

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” also stars Michelle Yeoh, Ronny Chieng, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang and Florian Munteanu. 

After a series of COVID-related delays, the film finally hits theaters Sept. 3, 2021.

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