Hinted at since the first MCU movie, Iron Man, Marvel is finally making Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film will feature Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu as the titular Shang-Chi, a half-Chinese, half-American superhero. He’s adept at multiple wushu fighting styles. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed to the Hall H crowd that Liu would get the role and that Destin Daniel Cretton will direct. Awkwafina will play an unspecified role, and the real Mandarin will be played by Wong Kar-wai’s number one smoulderer, Tony Leung. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is slated for a February 12, 2021 release. Incidentally, this is a role Liu has been gunning for online since 2018.
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