Simu Liu got the best birthday present! The first trailer and poster for his MCU debut, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings dropped today!
It would be awesome to have a birthday line up with the release of the first trailer of your new movie comes out! Oh, and the first poster. Well, Simu Liu has gotten the best b’day present with the drop of the first Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings trailer. We LOVED it! It’s so much fun! Here’s a look:
It’s so much to talk about but we’re going to keep it short.
The trailer features the first look at Shang-Chi, his father the Mandarin, his sister Xialing and friend Katy. What makes this trailerfun is we see not just a lot of fight scenes, but Awkwafina stealing the show.
So, to break this up a little, here’s a look at the first poster:
We can tell you now that Shang-Chi is going to be freaking amazing! Anyway, let’s have a brief look at the main characters while we’re here.
- Shang-Chi – The son of the villain, The Mandarin, Shang-Chi refuses to bow to the expectations given to him. Along with his friends Jon Jon and Katy, he must find a way to confront his past while dealing with the Ten Rings.
- Katy – a close friend of Shang-Chi, Katy is a hotel valet who has no idea who her friend truly is. She is fiercely loyal to Shang-Chi and will discover things about herself she never thought possible.
- Xialing – the estranged sister of Shang-Chi and the daughter of the Mandarin who appears to have a complicated past with her brother and father.
- Wenwu/The Mandarin – the father of Shang-Chi and Xialing, Wenwu is the leader of the organisation, The Ten Rings.
Other actors in the film will include Michelle Yeoh and Ronni Chieng.
The character of The Mandarin has been rewritten for the film to avoid harmful Asian stereotypes and the original one dimensional nature of the earlier depiction of the character. That is why the character’s civilian name, Wenwu is not Fu Manchu according to the film’s Wikipedia page.
The character of Xialing is a take on Esme, the lead character’s half-sister from the comics and Zheng Bao Yu, Zheng Zu’s daughter as per the MCU Fandom.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings drops into cinemas in early September 2021.