Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings writer David Callaham is confident about the movie’s impact on the MCU.
The long-awaited superhero Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings will be the MCU’s first entry with an Asian lead, with Kim’s convenience actor Simu Liu brings the Kung Fu Master to life for the first time on the big screen. Marvel Studios has already released two trailers for the new film, showcasing some of the exciting Kung Fu on display, much of which Simu Liu plays himself.
In an interview with CBR, writer David Callaham discussed how the film will not only bring a new level of hand-to-hand fighting sequences, but will also bring a much greater impact to the MCU and beyond:
“On a larger scale, I think what I would love to say is that it is an incredibly important movie. I am Chinese-American myself, so the opportunity to be a part of the first movie that features Asian American leads versus a superhero movie of that scale, I think, will be really meaningful and important, not just for Asian fans. . , but for everyone, just for the sake of visibility and representation.
So I couldn’t be happier that it’s happening. I think it’s a challenging time right now. So it has worked in a way that I think will really hopefully change the way people watch these types of movies and what may be on our screens in the future. “
The movie is a great opportunity to promote Asian representation within the MCU, especially since the franchise had fallen short in the past. There was a lot of controversy regarding the casting of Tilda Swinton as a reimagined version of The Ancient One in Strange doctor and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently revealed that they regretted the decision.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a screenplay written by David Callaham, Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Ronny Chieng, and Dallas Liu. Here’s the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios project:
Simu Liu plays Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must face the past that he thought he had left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. “
The film is scheduled to hit theaters on September 3, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest news on Marvel’s next project and be sure to subscribe to the Heroic Hollywood YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.