In less than a week, Marvel Studios released another behind-the-scenes featurette for the highly anticipated first Asian superhero-led MCU film Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, with Simu Liu as the title master of kung fu. The film is due to hit theaters on Friday, September 3rd.
The video, which you can watch in the player below, features interviews with director Destin Daniel Cretton and writer Dave Callaham, as well as the cast, who spoke about how important it is for them to tell a superhero movie that highlights Asian characters and culture. It also includes a lot of new footage that teases more of Shang-Chi’s background.
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In Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, the title character has to deal with the past, which he thought he had left behind when he is drawn into the network of the mysterious ten-ring organization. In the first Asian superhero film from Marvel Studios, the Canadian actor Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) is introduced as the master of Kung-Fu, Shang-Chi.
The film also stars Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Ronny Chieng, Florian Munteanu, Yuen Wah, and Dallas Liu. They are joined by MCU alums Ben Kingsley (Iron man 3), Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness) and Michelle Yeoh in her second role within the MCU after appearing as a different character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
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Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton based on a script he wrote with Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham. It comes from producers Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers.