Marvel released the first official trailer of its most anticipated movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on 19 April. Along with the trailer, the production house also released the first poster featuring Sim Liu, who plays the lead character in the movie.
The Marvel Studios gave everyone a big surprise with the release as it came unannounced on the day which happened to be Sim Liu’s birthday, who himself was surprised. He shared the trailer and poster of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” on his social media. He wrote, “Whoever said that you could only RECEIVE presents on your birthday? This is your VERY FIRST LOOK at the teaser poster for Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings!”
GHUUFXDTGVXDFGHVCDDTGHUIKKBVCDSTYGHJHGGHHJBVGGFYFYGUBIH THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/j1FD3Frpoo
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) April 19, 2021
Liu continued, “You know… I never saw myself as the hero of my own story growing up. I struggled to find any Asian characters onscreen, and there were fewer still that made me feel truly proud of my heritage. It’s absolutely insane to think that in just over four months, we will have a @MarvelStudios movie featuring an almost ENTIRELY Asian cast, each full of rich nuance and dimensionality.”
“Shang Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings” is set to release in theaters on 3rd September, 2021. The movie is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. It also features Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Ronny Chieng
Talking about the movie, Sim Liu said, “”Shang Chi is more than just a movie – it is a celebration of our culture and a rallying cry for the forgotten, the unseen, and the overlooked. It is a reminder to take up space, to stand tall, and to be unapologetically ourselves. (Of course, it’s also going to deliver superhero action like you have NEVER. SEEN. BEFORE.) Make history with us in theatres on September 3rd!”
Check the trailer here-
Soon after this surprising release by Marvel Studios, fans shared their excitement all over the social media. One of the fans wrote, “I know next to nothing about Shang-Chi, which actually really excites me, but this first trailer is pure fire! The action in this is going to be next level. I can’t wait!
Another fan shared, “you have no idea how long i’ve waited for this movie because having an all asian lead and the very first asian mcu film really means a lot to me. i absolutely cannot wait to see young asian kids running around with their shang-chi costumes and to be represented by this film…”