Shang-Chi Featurette Highlights the Rise of a New Marvel Hero

With only less than a week left, Marvel Studios has debuted another behind-the-scenes featurette for the highly-anticipated first Asian superhero-led MCU movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu as the titular Master of Kung-Fu. The film is set to make its debut in theaters this Friday, September 3.

The video, which you can check out in the player below, features interviews by director Destin Daniel Cretton and writer Dave Callaham along with the cast as they talked about how important it is for them to tell a superhero movie that highlights Asian characters and culture. It also features lots of new footage, teasing more of Shang-Chi’s background.

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In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the titular hero must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. Marvel Studios’ first Asian superhero-led movie sees the introduction of Canadian actor Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) 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. Joining them are 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 following her appearance as a different character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a screenplay he co-wrote with Dave Callaham, and Andrew Lanham. It hails from producers Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers.


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