"I Trained you so the most dangerous people in the world couldn't kill you." - The Mandarin
Marvel Cinematic Universe, we all have heard this name and most of us are big fans but when this name comes we hear a few characters in our mind, 'Cap', 'Iron Man', 'Thor', and the favorite of all 'Loki'. Though MCU never disappointed its fans yet everything happens for the first time and this first time could be this year with MCU's new superhero movie Shang-Chi.
Again let's wish it's gonna be epic for the fans. Shang-Chi and the legends of the ten rings, 25th film edition to the MCU expected to release on 3rd September 2021, and to put Shang-Chi in the hearts of its fans MCU released a teaser on Apr19'2021.
The cast of MCU has always been special and definitely a heartthrob for fans but it's the first time Marvel is casting an Asian actor in the lead, Simu Liu starring in and as Shang-Chi. The cast of the movie is well defined in acting but it's gonna be a Chinese Shaolin Kung-Fu type movie which might not be well received by the fans but the cast will be successful for sure.
Shang-Chi Cast includes Simu Liu as Shang-chi who is a Canadian actor well known for his role in a T.V. show Kim's Convenience and Awkwafina as Katy, an American actress, comedian, and rapper who starred in Ocean's 8 and also Tony Leung Ka-Fai as Wenwu or The Mandarin will be acting as Shang-Chi's father and the master both. He is a Hong-Kong actor who won the best actor Hong Kong award four times in his career.
The supporting cast consists of Michelle Yeoh as Jian Nan who has worked before for Marvel. Also Fala Chen as Jiang Li with Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist, Rony Chieng as Jon Jon, and Meng'er Zhang as Xialing who will be seen as the estranged sister of Shang-chi.
Shang-Chi and the Legends of the ten rings
Shang-chi is going to be a Phase four feature film for Marvel's universe which will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton with the production of Marvel Studios and distribution of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The movie is intended to hit the theaters on 3rd September 2021 in the U.S. and the release date in India is still not confirmed due to the Covid situation but if everything will get in control then it might be the first week of September only. Since Walt Disney has got distributorship then fans could get the movie on Disney Hotstar too probably in January 2022.
Well, there are many questions about the movie and the most important is that whether Shang-chi is part of Avengers or not? Till now there is no official statement about this but it could be possible that in the future Shang-chi will be introduced to the Avengers through Dr. Strange. It couldn't be said that what these ten rings are capable of but since its a Chinese kind and also a superhero movie we can estimate that the ten rings will have some kind of power as in 'Air', 'Fire', 'Water' etc. but it's Marvel and it could be anything.
Marvel released a teaser on its official youtube channel for the fans on April 19' 2021. It got a good response but not like Marvel's other trailers or teasers which may be a sign of less interest of fans for the movie. The teaser looked good but not so appealing, it's most part is about Shang-Chi running from its fate which is always a start for a new superhero movie yet people buy it with emotions and goosebumps. Wenwu, the father of Shang-chi gives him ten years to live a normal life but as we all know eventually he has to put those ten rings in his hand to save the world.
Chinese kung-fu is the sole matter of the movie, his father trains him to confront bad people and to protect or to use ten rings but he wants to live like a normal person which I guess we all want to but you can't outrun your fate, can you? The cast looks good but the story doesn't look attractive or appealing, it's more of like a Chinese dynasty story kinda, though the action of the movie will be a treat to watch as it's Marvel's superhero.
It seems like the movie is going to have some animals in it as Shaolin culture always shows their spirit animals but let's hope that there will be no dragons as we have already seen them too much in Game of Thrones. We can expect it to be a good movie but with its teaser don't expect much but still it's Marvel anything could happen.
'Shang-Chi and the legends of the ten rings' is going to be a Kung-fu-based superhero movie and fans could get a little touch of Iron Fist in it, another superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's gonna be a treat for those who love Chinese Shaolin Kung-fu-type movies but not for those who look for a better story because it's gonna be the same old running from fate story and eventually realizing what he is made to do. The spine of the movie is going to be in the cast and in the action.
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