Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 American action fantasy superhero film based on the titular Marvel Comics character. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Just Mercy; I Am Not a Hipster) from a screenplay written by Dave Callaham, based on characters created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. Produced by Kevin Feige.
The movie stars Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience), Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Meng’er Zhang, Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery), Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians), Fala Chen (The Undoing), Florian Munteanu (Creed II) and Dallas Liu in an undisclosed role.
Cast and characters:
Simu Liu … Shang-Chi
Tony Chiu-Wai Leung … Wenwu
Awkwafina … Katy
Michelle Yeoh … Jiang Nan
Florian Munteanu … Razor Fist
Ronny Chieng … Jon Jon
Fala Chen … Jiang Li
Dallas Liu … TBC
Meng’er Zhang … Xialing
Kelli Bailey … Pedestrian
Walt Disney Pictures
Fox Studios Australia
This is the twenty-fifth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Shang-Chi is the first superhero film with an Asian protagonist for Marvel Studios.
In the late 1980s, Stan Lee had considered a film or TV series based on Shang-Chi, and had Brandon Lee, son of martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, in mind for the role. However, the plans were never developed.
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