Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set to introduce Simu Liu's Master of Kung Fu into the confines of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The upcoming MCU film is Marvel Studios' first foray into the realm of martial arts, and it will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Shang-Chi will explore the origins of the titular hero and his troubled relationship with his villainous father, Tony Leung's Wenwu aka the Mandarin.
As shown throughout the film's promotional campaign, one of the selling points of Shang-Chi is its action sequences. The different trailers and promos of the MCU movie heavily highlighted the fact that it will showcase some, if not, the best action scenes in the superhero franchise, and this was further corroborated by early reviews from the press.
Liu even promised in an interview that Shang-Chi is going to showcase action sequences “in a way that MCU fans, or any fans, have never seen before.” This is on top of the reported involvement of Jackie Chan stunt team member Andy Cheng in the film's crew, thus boosting the idea that Shang-Chi will deliver in the action department.
Now, ahead of the film's exclusive theatrical release, a new clip has emerged to give fans a taste of some action.
SIMU LIU'S SHANG-CHI TAKES OUT BAD GUYS
Marvel Studios officially released a brand-new clip from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, showcasing Simu Liu's Marvel hero in action against Razor Fist's henchman.
The full clip can be seen below:
SHANG-CHI STRIKES BACK
Many would agree that this latest clip from Shang-Chi is further proof that the action from this MCU film is unlike anything that fans have ever seen before.
The fast-paced action in the clip is a fitting reminder of the martial arts movies that audiences know and love, and it's a safe bet that this style will be incorporated throughout the film's narrative.
From a plot standpoint, it seems that this is the time where Awkwafina's Katy will discover the true origins of Simu Liu's Shawn. Based on the clip, everyone, including Katy, will be surprised that Shawn can duke it out against the bad guys with ease.
The dynamic between Shang-Chi and Katy appears to be one of the core elements of the film's storyline, and it will be interesting to find out if the pair's friendship will be taken to the next level when the credits roll. For now, Shang-Chi is keen on protecting his friend from the Mandarin and the Ten Rings organization.
Meanwhile, the return of Zach Cherry's MCU civilian further strengthens the interconnected nature of the MCU. To recap, Cherry played a civilian who called out Tom Holland's Spider-Man to do a flip. Given that this Shang-Chi scene is based in San Francisco, it looks like Cherry's character relocated to the Bay from New York, but he still has the same excitement toward superheroes.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set to premiere in theaters on September 3, 2021.