Happy Birthday Simu Liu! Today we’re celebrating the the birthday, of the actor set to make his Marvel Studios debut this September in SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND of THE TEN RINGS! How are we celebrating? By sharing with you the brand new movie poster, and the official teaser trailer!
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND of THE TEN RINGS
Marvel Studios’ Phase Four film, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND of THE TEN RINGS, stars Simu Liu 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. Yes, the Mandarin’s Ten Rings Organization that has been seen and referenced in previous MCU films, starting with 2008’s IRON MAN. As you may recall, Trevor Slattery was just a Mandarin imposter in the events of IRON MAN 3.
In addition to Liu, the film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.
As some of you may recall, Yeoh previously made her MCU debut as Aleta Ogord in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2! Jiang Nan is a completely different role. It’s not Aleta in a secret disguise… or is it? Now that would be an interesting twist to tie the films together! Yeoh is a movie icon, so it will be great to see her in a larger MCU role this year. That said, it would certainly be exciting if Aleta pops up again for a GOTG Vol. 3 appearance…
Destin Daniel Cretton is at the helm, directing SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND of THE TEN RINGS. Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz serve as producers, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers. Cretton teamed up with David Callaham and Andrew Lanham to create the screenplay.
My first though after watching the teaser was “WOAH insane cinematography!” Impressed, indeed! It looks like we still be treated to a good number of stunning, action and fight sequences. However, in true MCU fashion, audiences will be able to delight in light comedic relief. Looks like comedian Awkwafina will bring that to the screen with her character Katy.
As I watched the teaser again, I couldn’t help but wonder if those of us who spend our Fridays watching the latest episode of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, will catch a glimpse of SHANG-CHI Easter Eggs. With the upcoming series finale this Friday, it would be perfect timing for hints and teasing clues to appear on the Disney+ series, generating even more excitement for how SHANG-CHI just may tie into other MCU projects.
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND of THE TEN RINGS opens in theaters September 3, 2021!