Shang-Chi: New Scene Will Make You Excited For the MCU's Martial Arts Action

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
Simu Liu as Shang-Chi

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 as Shang-Chi
Marvel Studios

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.

Zach Cherry as MCU Civilian
Marvel Studios

In the new footage, the same New Yorker from Spider-Man: Homecomingportrayed by Zach Cherry, is also featured as the one who is live-streaming the whole fight.

The full clip can be seen below: 



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. 

Zach Cherry from Spider-Man: Homecoming
Sony Pictures

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. 

Release Date
September 03, 2021
- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.