A new video for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will highlight the cultural significance of the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment. The movie will mark the first project from Marvel Studios which has an Asian director and an Asian cast.
Simu Liu will be portraying Shang-Chi alongside Awkwafina, Meng’Er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Tony Leung and Ben Kingsley. The story revolves around Shang-Chi who will be forced to confront the past he left behind. This happens because his father’s clandestine Ten Rings criminal organization reemerges.
The Shang-Chi film has been in the works for 20 years as Stan Lee had explored the aspect of it being a movie or TV series around the Asian character back in the 80s. It was announced to be one of the 10 properties Marvel Studios were working on after the rights came back to them.
Shang-Chi is set to release on September 3rd and Marvel has recently debuted a new featurette for the same. The video sees behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the movie and includes interviews of the cast and crew. Even though the film took such a long time to be brought to life; every video and interview for Shang-Chi has pointed towards one thing.
This is that the film is worth the wait and the latest featurette justifies the same. It highlights the cultural importance of the film as both its story and characters; including the look at the representation efforts Cretton and Callaham have taken in both cast and settings of the movie. Both Cretton and Callaham revealed how important it was for them to get all the elements right.
Early reviews for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have already proved that the efforts of everyone involved have paid off. The film has already received a 91 per cent “certified fresh approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes. It is to be seen if this can translate onto the box office overcoming the MCU groundbreaker, Black Panther.