"Shang Chi and The Legend of The 10 Rings" Everything You Need To Know So Far
Updated: Jun 16
A Marvel Chinese Super-hero movie? Hell-to-the-yes please! Let us fellow Marvel fans geek out and continue this article below
Wait, hold up...Who is Shang Chi?
We're glad you asked. Let us break it down for ya
Shang Chi was raised to become a deadly assassin by his father, the immortal crime lord and sorcerer Fu Manchu. Feeling lessons from various masters were not enough, the boy was also subjected to alchemy and a virtual reality feed of techniques and styles while he slept. However, Shang Chi became aware of his father's evil and faked his death after his first assignment.
Chinese born Canadian actor Simu Liu is set to play the role of Chang Shi The acto and has shown nothing but gratefulness and enthusiasm on his social media since the announcement. It's definitely the Asian in him.
Marvel has released a summary of the movie below:
"In the Comics, Shang-Chi is the son of China-based globalist who raised and educated his progeny in his reclusive China compound, closed off to the outside world. The son trained in the martial arts and developed unsurpassed skills"
A comic book synopsis however, is right there too:
Raised to become a deadly assassin by his father, the immortal crime lord and sorcerer Fu Manchu. Feeling lessons from various masters were not enough, the boy was also subjected to alchemy and a virtual reality feed of techniques and styles while he slept. However, Shang Chi became aware of his father's evil and faked his death after his first assignment. He then began to attack various elements of his father's criminal empire and allied himself with his father's enemy, Denis Nayland Smith.
But who's Directing it?
The movie will be directed by Asian American Director Destin Daniel Cretton best know for his projects such as Short Term 12, Deacon's Monday and The Glass Castle.
Opposite him will be the Hong-Konger Tony Chiu-Wai Leung as the Mandarin a long anticipated antagonist since the Ironman 3.
This should fix our disappointment in the fake Mandarin from Ironman 2. We were left with a tease in one of the Marvel Short Film's.
The film also Korean-Chinese American actress Awkwafina in an unrevealed role. Many speculate she will be Fah Lo Suee the daughter of Fu Manchu and the sister of Shang-Chi, this is only supported by the fact Awkwafina's character is described as being a soldier to the Mandarin, the same type of role Suee plays to Fu Manchu in the comics.
Marvel's first Asian lead superhero film is in pre-production with an expected release date of 12th of February 2021.
The film is expected to begin shooting November the 1st with locations of the shoots taking place in Australia and Los Angeles.
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