Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Release Date, Cast and Updates

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Release Date
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Last Updated on April 19, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is an upcoming superhero movie based on the Marvel character Shang Chi by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin.

The 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures. Destin Daniel Cretton has directed the movie from a screenplay by David Callaham. With all being said, here is everything that you need to know about the imminent film.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Release Date

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Simu Liu at the San-Diego Comic-Con
Simu Liu at the San-Diego Comic-Con

This Marvel project is their first film with an Asian lead. The filming started in February 2020 but took a halt in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

As a part of Phase Four of the MCU, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 9th, 2021. For Shang Chi’s release, Black Widow and Eternals’ release has been shifted later in May and November.

The upcoming movie is undoubtedly a milestone in Hollywood since it will introduce the world to the comic book character of Shang-Chi from Master of Kung Fu created by Marvel in the 70s.

Shang Chi is the son of a China-based globalist who was raised in his reclusive Chinese demarcation. The protagonist is trained in martial arts and has obtained unsurpassed skills with his master Mandarin’s help. Then, he is eventually introduced to the outside world, where he realizes that Mandarin is not like the humanitarian he promotes himself to be. Although ill-activities have been mentioned, the “Fu-Manchu “stereotypes are not reflected.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Cast and Production Details

The film stars Simu Liu as Shang Chi, who is a skilled martial artist. Tony Leung plays Mandarin, is the leader of the Ten Rings terrorist organization. Mandarin replaces Fu Manchu, Shang Chi’s father since he is associated with racist and sexist stereotypes, which MCU does not support.

The director Cretton mentioned that he wanted Mandarin to dismiss such problematic aspects and would try to break certain stereotypical thoughts and practices. It also shows why the Mandarin of Iron Man 3, and this character has got no resemblance. The supporting cast contains Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng, and Michelle Yeoh in undisclosed roles.

Principal photography of the film began at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney in February 2020. The location of the film has been portrayed throughout the South of Wales. The Russian Hill, Noe Valley, Nob Hills neighborhood, and Fisherman’s Wharf are also other areas where scenes have been shot. Cretton chose Bill Pope as the cinematographer for the film since his style was extraordinarily heightened and naturalistic.

Filming has been officially wrapped on the MCU Phase 4 feature. Shang Chi starring Simu Liu and director Destin Daniel Cretton took the liberty of sharing promotional pictures from the set in Sydney, Australia, over this weekend.

Both had mentioned it first in their respective Instagram accounts to share the completion of the movie. They both shared a picture with the caption,

We made a baby! We can’t wait to introduce him to the world in 9 months

Cretton’s wife, Nikki Chapman, his sister, and Shang Chi assistant costume designer Joy Cretton and crew member Meng er’ Zhang also posed in the picture.

Overall, ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ introduce their fans to the Asian Avenger, who has got magnificent Kung Fu skills. The fans of the Marvel Universe can surely await such a movie since it is like a new comforting breeze in a hot summer.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Trailer Released

Finally, after a long wait, the trailer of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings trailer has released. As per the look it the trailer looks fantastic, filled with a breathtaking action sequence and VFX graphics. Simu Liu shared the first poster of the movie via Twitter, and with his latest interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Canadian-Chinese star said Shang-Chi’s story is one of those stories which hasn’t been known to anyone. Like most Marvel fans or DC, fans are all aware of Spider-Man, aka Peter Parker’s back story on becoming Spider-Man or Bruce Wayne’s back story on how he became Batman few people are aware of the back story of Shang-Chi. So it will be interesting to see how this portrays this new character in MCU and whether this new film can impress the audiences on the big screen; for that, we will have to wait until September 3rd, 2021, to experience it in the theater.

 

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