Marvel Releases First Trailer For ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’
As the MCU starts to awaken from its theatrical release slumber, Marvel has released the first trailer for the upcoming movie ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ which arrives in theatres this September.
The film stars Simu Liu (‘Kim’s Convenience’, ‘Blood and Water’) as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Joining Liu are Tony Leung (‘Infernal Affairs’) as Wenwu, Awkwafina (‘Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens’) as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, and Michelle Yeoh (‘Star Trek: Discovery’) as Jiang Nan. Also starring are Fala Chen (‘The Undoing’), Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu (‘Creed II’) and Ronny Chieng (‘Crazy Rich Asians’).
The film has been written by David Callaham (‘The Expendables’ series), Destin Daniel Cretton (‘Short Term 12’) & Andrew Lanham (‘Just Mercy’) with Cretton also directing. Cretton produces alongside Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as EPs.
Shang-Chi was created by Steve Englehart & Jim Starlin and first appeared in the comic books back in 1973. Also known as “the Master of Kung Fu” and “Brother Hand”, he is described as one of the “greatest martial artists on Earth”, and was raised to become a deadly assassin by his father, the immortal crime lord and sorcerer Fu Manchu. However, when he becomes aware of his father’s evil, he defects during his first assignment, teaming up with his father’s enemies in an attempt to bring him down. As you can see from the trailer, at least some variation of that plot seems to have transferred across to the MCU. Over the years he has been associated with a number of Marvel groups including The Avengers, MI-6, Heroes for Hire, Secret Avengers, and Marvel Knights.
‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is due to arrive in cinemas (remember those?) from Friday, 3rd September 2021.