Being an Asian-American, a huge Marvel fan, a fan of Simu Liu since becoming a fan of the hit TV Show Kim’s Convenience, and finding out that Destin Daniel Cretton (Just Mercy), who attended San Diego State University, was directing the film, I am extremely excited to say the least for Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
This will be Marvel’s first film with an Asian Lead and I’m so thankful for the representation. It has been incredible to see Asians in the MCU, for example Wong portrayed by Benedict Wong, in Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame; Mantis portrayed by Pom Klementieff, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame; Agent Daisy Johnson, aka Quake, portrayed by Chloe Bennet, and Agent Melinda May, portrayed by Ming-Na Wen, in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D; and many more, and all did an excellent job.
I can’t help but be thrilled to have the MCU have their first film with an Asian lead, and the trailer did not disappoint! The teaser was action packed, had intriguing dialogue snippets, amazing visuals, and left us wanting more! I can’t wait to be back in the theaters, and I am thankful that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be one of the first films I see.
When Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) is drawn into the clandestine Ten Rings organization, he is forced to confront the past he thought he left behind.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, from a screenplay he wrote with David Callaham and Andrew Lanham. Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi, with Tony Leung as Wenwu, aka the Mandarin, Awkwafina as Katy, Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, Fala Chen as Jiang Li and Florian Muneanu as Razor Fist.
The movie opens in theaters on September 3rd.
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