With a new trailer being debuted on Monday, the release of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is quickly approaching. After years of anticipation, Marvel Studios has finally released the first major superhero movie backed by an American studio that stars a predominantly Asian cast.
In a world where superpowers are the norm, what does it mean to be superpowerless? In “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” when a sinister criminal organization finds itself in possession of an artifact that can give its wielder control over time, space, and life itself, it’s up to Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu himself (Simu Liu), to step up destroy his former villainous pupils and save the world.
Shang-Chi introduction :
The film will follow Shang-Chi training with the Order of the Crane Mother, a secret world order training its assassins in martial arts. But in a twist that’s sure to be controversial, while many characters in the source material are either people of color or people of Asian descent, the majority of those characters will be white here, with Shang-Chi being played by Simu Liu.
Also, Tony Leung is trying to resurrect his street gang-inspired character from “Infernal Affairs.”
Marvel Comics’ crown jewel, Shang-Chi is the physically strongest of all the Marvel heroes. He is also the most genuinely compassionate and humble, with a philosophy based on traditional Asian martial arts and philosophies in the movie.
Shang-Chi’s life of domestic martial arts training is disrupted when he’s kidnapped by his father and taken to China, where he must master kung fu by following the orders of The Black Mamba, a mysterious villain.
The highly anticipated Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” opens in theaters on Sept. 3.