Disney and Marvel Studios launched the primary trailer and poster for the upcoming martial arts film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Monday, marking the birthday of Canadian star Simu Liu.
The film will mark the primary main movie position for the Kim’s Comfort star, who leads a solid that features Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton — who beforehand made the dramas Brief Time period 12 and Simply Mercy — Shang-Chi is slated to launch on Sept. 3. It was initially scheduled to open in July, however was delayed attributable to COVID-19 theatre closures.
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Shang-Chi would be the first entry within the Marvel Cinematic Universe with an Asian lead, a duty Liu says comes with severe stress.
“It was very clear and essential to [Cretton] that I am going in feeling as free as attainable. As a result of I believe it’s totally regular to really feel nervous and it’s totally regular to really feel such as you wish to do a extremely good job,” Liu stated in a 2020 interview with CBC Information.
“He actually helped me notice that, as a lot as you may put stress on your self, in another time of the day if you’re on set and also you’re able to work, you have to simply throw all of it away and be free.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will comply with the titular hero, a peace-loving grasp of kung fu, as he’s “drawn into the net of the mysterious Ten Rings group,” in accordance with the studio. Marvel revealed final yr that it could function the villain the Mandarin, who had a job within the earlier Iron Man trilogy.
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