Marvel is gearing up to introduce new heroes with the release of Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings. Created in 1972, Shang-Chi was a superhero conceived by Marvel during the height of interest in kung-fu films in America popularized by actors such as Bruce Lee. Shang-Chi made her Marvel Comics debut before becoming affiliated with the Avengers, Marvel Knights, and Heroes for Hire. The plan is to explore Asian and Asian-American cultural themes while including a predominantly Asian cast and crew. The film is expected to make its debut after Black Widow, becoming the first newcomer to Phase 4. The film will likely focus on a Kung Fu Master who is brought out of his unknown life to stop his father’s criminal empire. Filming began in February 2020 but was postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production restarted in August before finishing in October. The shootings took place in Sydney and San Francisco.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi. The film is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a screenplay he co-wrote with David Callaham and Andrew Lanham. This film stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi with Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Ronny Chieng. In addition, Shang-Chi will feature the villain “Death Dealer”, although the actors or actresses who play them have not been revealed.
This film tells the story of a legendary comic book character but presents it through the lens of modern time to avoid negative stereotypes. Shang-Chi is a martial artist who has been trained by the Ten Rings organization since he was a child. He will be pulled back into the group because he is forced to face his past – the Ten Rings organization, which in Marvel Comics is a terrorist organization that is eager to destroy world peace. Ten Rings has been in the MCU since the first film because it was the organization that kidnapped Tony Stark, accidentally orchestrating him to become Iron Man. The leader of the organization is his father, Wenwu. Shang-Chi will be a villain, so the film will likely see him fight his father and the Ten Rings and learn what it takes to become a hero. By jumping into the past, Shang-Chi will also be encouraged to reveal his true power to close friends like Katy.
The first teaser trailer for Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings was released with the film’s first image on April 19, which is also the birthday of star Simu Liu. It provides a first look at Shang-Chi’s actions, including an insight into his past with the Ten Rings. The trailer also provides a very short official synopsis for the film that Shang-Chi “has to face the past she thought she left behind when she was pulled into the mysterious Ten Rings organization network.” The trailer also reveals the MCU’s original Chinese, in addition to other important characters such as Death Dealer, the masked threat that faces Shang-Chi.
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Shang-Chi & Ten Rings Legend Release Date
Shang-Chi & Legend of the Ten Rings will initially arrive on February 12, 2021, which is the first day of Chinese New Year. The film had started shooting in February 2020 before production was first affected by Cretton’s self-isolation as a precaution and was then halted altogether in mid-March when Disney stopped production on all of its films. However, due to the coronavirus or the COVID-19 pandemic, the release date for Shang-Chi was moved to July 9, 2021. Once again the COVID-19 pandemic shifts the MCU release landscape, pushing the film back by seven months.
Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings will be released on September 3, 2021. Phase Four begins with Black Widow, which will be released in July in 2021, and runs until 2023. It will also include MCU events heading to Disney +, including Hawkeye, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki.
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