Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Marvel’s panel during San Diego Comic-Con 2019, came with tons of news about Phase 4, the latest stage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Marvel is setting its sights on the small screen as well as thanks to Disney+. The company still had it in them to announce several movies too. In addition to The Eternals and the next Doctor Strange, we also got brand new information about the rumored Shang-Chi movie. Now it is official and has a full title.
It is a very big day for Shang Chi and not just because of its Simu Liu’s birthday. marvel also released a major first look at the film and the trailer also dropped recently.
The teaser came just after Liu shared a brand new poster from the film- with himself front and center as the titular character on Twitter. We have also been anticipating the film for a while now. this teaser has us feeling fully hyped. The countdown for the series in the month of September is on.
Marvel has also released the six posters of the series highlighting the main characters from the film. You can find them on the internet.
Marvel’s Kevin Feige also introduced filmmaker Destin Danier as Shang Li’s director at the 2019 Comic-con panel. The film began its production but the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed a lot of things include this series. We don’t know about the storyline of the series yet but if you are not familiar with Shang Chi, who is the Marvel Comics character has the ability to master forms of combat. The ten rings referenced in the film’s title is an international terrorist group who are responsible for kidnapping Tony Stark in the first Iron Man movie.
In a new Featurette, Kevin Fife who is the director Destin Daniel Cretton and the stars also spoke of the Shang Chi’s backstory and specifically his connection to Iron Man via his father and The Ten Rings organization. Actor Simu Liu will portray the titular Shang-Chi. Liu got the role just a few days before the San Diego Comic-Con panel.
Tony Leung is set to play The Mandarin who is the real one this time, not the faker we saw in Iron Man 3, interestingly Marvel’s casting announcement reveals his character name is Wenwu. While the name Wenwu has not previously been associated with the Mandarin wen and wu are an important pair in Chinese Philosophy.
In an interview with Collider, Yeoh reveals that her character is a guardian of a mythical city. She teases her role just a little further. Adding that it is not just about the superheroes around Shang-CHi but also all the superheroines around him as well. He also said: Though careful not to reveal what city she might be guarding, Yeoh also unveiled some small plot points. “These young people come in and they have to learn how to protect history, and to protect not just this world but the worlds that are around us from the demons that are locked away. So it’s magic, it’s reality, so many things happening and it’s a lot of fun.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten RIngs release date is September 3rd,2021. So let’s see how the story unfolds in front of viewers. Stay updated through our website for the latest updates.