Simu Liu as Shang-Chi,
a talented martial artist who was skilled at a younger age to be an murderer by his father Wenwu (Tony Leung). [credit: YouTube/Marvel Studios ]
Marvel’s official trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is right here, giving us a bit extra of the title character’s backstory. It additionally serves up glimpses of traditional villains the Mandarin and Abomination and a supporting (but essential) character from 2016’s Physician Unusual.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, that is the primary Marvel movie to function an Asian lead—Simu Liu, finest recognized for his position as Jung Kim on the sitcom Kim’s Comfort—in addition to a predominantly Asian/Asian diaspora forged and crew. Marvel continues to maintain plot particulars tightly beneath wraps, besides to state that the principle character will get drawn into the clandestine Ten Rings group and should confront his previous. “Shang-Chi’s fundamental downside in his life is rooted in not understanding who he actually is,” Cretton has mentioned. “He has to learn to personal each a part of himself. If he doesn’t permit himself to take a look at all of it—the nice, the unhealthy, the sunshine and the darkish—and to personal all of it, he received’t be capable to attain his full potential.”
The “ten rings” of the title refers back to the Marvel Comics supervillain Mandarin’s Ten Rings of Energy (worn on the fingers within the comics, proven as arm bracelets in footage from the Marvel movie), every with a special function: ice blasts, flames, or mind-control, as an example. As we have reported beforehand, Marvel created a wholly new character, Wenwu, who has passed by many names through the years, together with the Mandarin, who made an look in Iron Man 3—or somewhat, Ben Kingsley performed Trevor Slattery, an imposter posing because the Mandarin.
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