Marvel’s panel during San Diego Comic-Con 2019 came with tons of news about Phase 4, the latest stage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Marvel is setting its sights on the small-screen as well thanks to Disney+, the company still had it in ’em to announce several movies, too. In addition to
A First Look
It’s a big day for
The teaser came just after Liu shared a brand new poster from the film—with himself front and center as the titular character on Twitter. We’ve been anticipating the film for a while now, and this teaser has us feeling fully hyped. The countdown to September is on!
To complete a
Marvel has also released six posters highlighting the main characters from the film. You can find them all in this thread!
What Is It About?
Marvel’s Kevin Feige introduced filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton as
In a new featurette, Kevin Feige, director Destin Daniel Cretton, and the stars spoke of the Shang-Chi’s backstory and, specifically his connection to Iron Man via his father and The Ten Rings organization.
Who’s in It?
Actor Simu Liu will portray the titular Shang-Chi. Liu got the role just a few days before the San Diego Comic-Con panel. The Chinese-Canadian actor has apparently had his sights set on the role for a long time. He even tweeted at Marvel about playing the role in December 2018. This will be the first time an Asian character has a lead role to play in the MCU, which continues the company’s recent streak of diversifying their lineup. During Disney’s Investor Day presentation, Marvel Studios unveiled the full principle cast.
Production has just wrapped for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and we are excited to share the fantastic cast bringing the film to life.#ShangChi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is in theaters July 9th, 2021. pic.twitter.com/fnmNP94nrA— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) December 11, 2020
Awkwafina will play a character called Katy; Mang’er Zhang is Xialing; Ronny Chieng is Jon Jon; Fala Chen is Jiang Li; Michelle Yeoh is Jiang Nan; and Florian Munteanu will play Razor Fist. Tony Leung is set to play The Mandarin—the real one this time, not the faker we saw in
In an interview with
Originally published on July 20, 2019, and updated on July 30, October 10, and December 15, 2020, March 23, April 19, July 19, 2021, and August 5, 2021.