Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings Teaser: Marvel Introduces Simu Liu As First Asian Superhero

Marvel Studios has unveiled the teaser trailer of their first Asian superhero movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. The teaser was launched on main star Simu Liu’s birthday, who performs the title position of superhero Shang-Chi. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the Marvel movie is slated to launch in September 2021.

Simu Liu

The teaser trailer provides a glimpse of Shang-Chi’s life as a commoner in California in addition to a skilled killer. Shang-Chi within the teaser may be seen reminiscing this previous as his father says, “It’s time for you to take your place by my side.” Shang refuses however is reminded that he cannot outrun who he really is.

Director Cretton just lately opened up about Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings and shared how vital the primary Asian superhero was for him. He informed Leisure Weekly (EW), “When that announcement came out, I just went instantly back to my childhood. [Growing up] all I had was Spider-Man. Because he had the mask on, I could dress up like Spider-Man for Halloween. I had a handful of other characters that looked like me on screen, but there were maybe two or three that I could choose from, and superheroes were not a part of that.”

The movie’s synopsis reads, “Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation.” Nevertheless, Cretton revealed that the movie focuses on Shang and his father’s relationship, “and that was something I really related to.”

In the meantime, Simu Liu informed EW that probably the greatest elements of taking over Shang-Chi’s character is his again story and added, “We know Peter Parker, who was bitten by a radioactive spider, and he loses his uncle. Shang-Chi’s story is very much unknown to most of the world, so we had a lot of freedom and creative liberty to make it the way that we wanted to.”

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings additionally stars Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng in pivotal roles. Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz have been credited as producers whereas the movie is penned by David Callaham, Andrew Lanham and director Cretton.

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