Whoa! Wasn’t expecting this one to suddenly drop. Marvel Studios has unveiled an exciting first trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the 25th movie in the MCU and the first focusing on the character known in Marvel Comics as The Master of Kung-Fu.
Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) plays the titular Shang-Chi, a character who we meet as he is forced to confront his past and his family’s history. Shang-Chi’s father, Wenwu (played by Tony Leung), gave him 10 years to live his life away from the mysterious Ten Rings organisation. That time, no matter how much Shang-Chi wants to deny it, is now over. By the way, Wenwu, as comic fans may know, has also been known as The Mandarin.
The cast includes Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.
Just Mercy, Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle director Destin Daniel Cretton is at the helm of this Marvel chapter, with a screenplay by Wonder Woman 1984 and Mortal Kombat co-writer Dave Callaham.
It’s an exciting first trailer, particularly since it’s for a Marvel-franchise starter introducing us to a whole new area of the Marvel Universe, with an array of new characters to meet. Some epic snippets of action on display too. Take a look at the trailer and the film’s first poster below.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings will open in Australian cinemas on September 2nd and US cinemas on September 3rd.