First ‘Marvel Studios: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Trailer Has Dropped


We finally have a look at the upcoming Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Marvel dropped the trailer this morning in honor of actor Simi Liu’s birthday!

His reaction is the best.

Here’s the YouTube version:

This came after the actor put up the poster for his birthday:


The official plot summary is short and to the point:

Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

So far I’m interested in this movie. My husband says ” It doesn’t feel very Marvel to me.” And he’s right, it kind of doesn’t, yet. But this is only the first trailer so that will likely change.

Side note. Is it a new rule that Awkwafina must be in any movie with an Asian cast?  Don’t get me wrong, I have liked her in other movies, but it just seems that Hollywood, and in this case Disney, is like “We need Asian people. Call Awkwafina!”  But hey, she’s getting a lot of work so good on her!

“Shang-Chi” also has Michelle Yeoh, who’s another perennial favorite.

Besides the actors I’ve already mentioned, the film also stars Tony Leung, Jiang Nan, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Ronny Cheng, and Jiang Len. It was written by Daniel Callaham and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.

I’m really hoping it’s good. Phase 4 has me concerned. Besides ‘Shang-Chi” the only other films I’m excited about are the upcoming “Spider-Man 3” and “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness.”  The rest, not so much. But maybe they can change my mind.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will hit theaters on September 3, 2021. Currently there are no announced plans for the release to be on Disney+ Premiere Access too. September might be far enough along that we can go back to the traditional theatrical release model.

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