Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is poised to make a grand debut during Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the film will star Simu Liu (Kim's Convenience) as the titular character, Awkwafina (Ocean's 8) in an unknown role, and Hong Kong actor Tony Leung as The Mandarin.
Information about the plot details of Shang-Chi is still being kept under wraps, but previous rumors suggest that it will feature a tournament element along with a flashback that ties the Mandarin to Genghis Khan. Production of the film began last February, but it was shut down due to the ongoing health crisis.
However, it has been confirmed that the cast and crew are gearing up for the production restart of the film. Recently, Liu has been teasing fans about the restart, posting several images on his social media account. And now, a different kind of tease from Liu has emerged.
In a post from Instagram, Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu posted a video of him demonstrating an impressive somersault, teasing his Martial Arts skills for the upcoming MCU film:
Interestingly, it appears that Liu recorded the video in one of the massive sets that were built for Shang-Chi.
Ever since Liu was cast to play Shang-Chi, the actor has been vocal about his excitement for the role and joining the MCU in general. Liu was ecstatic during the film's announcement last year, with him actually revealing that he did his own campaign to play the Marvel superhero by pulling up an old tweet. If anything, this video not only solidified that the actor is a perfect fit for the role, but it could also mean that he will be doing his own stunts for the film.
Not much is known about the context of the massive set that was built for the film, but it provides a glimpse of part of the setting of Shang-Chi. However, it remains to be seen if Liu will be part of this massive village since previous evidence suggests that this could potentially be a setting for the aforementioned flashbacks that will be featured.
In many ways, the video provides a glimpse of what Liu's portrayal of Shang-Chi could look like while also giving fans an amusing preview of what's to come. Liu will get the chance to demonstrate more of his Martial Arts skills when Shang-Chi premieres next May.