Marvel’s official trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is right here, giving us a bit extra of the title character’s backstory. It additionally serves up glimpses of traditional villains the Mandarin and Abomination and a supporting (but essential) character from 2016’s Physician Unusual.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, that is the primary Marvel movie to function an Asian lead—Simu Liu, greatest identified for his function as Jung Kim on the sitcom Kim’s Comfort—in addition to a predominantly Asian/Asian diaspora solid and crew. Marvel continues to maintain plot particulars tightly below wraps, besides to state that the principle character will get drawn into the clandestine Ten Rings group and should confront his previous. “Shang-Chi’s foremost downside in his life is rooted in not figuring out who he actually is,” Cretton has mentioned. “He has to discover ways to personal each a part of himself. If he doesn’t enable himself to have a look at all of it—the nice, the unhealthy, the sunshine and the darkish—and to personal all of it, he gained’t be capable of attain his full potential.”
The “ten rings” of the title refers back to the Marvel Comics supervillain Mandarin’s Ten Rings of Energy (worn on the fingers within the comics, proven as arm bracelets in footage from the Marvel movie), every with a unique function: ice blasts, flames, or mind-control, as an example. As we have reported beforehand, Marvel created a wholly new character, Wenwu, who has passed by many names through the years, together with the Mandarin, who made an look in Iron Man 3—or fairly, Ben Kingsley performed Trevor Slattery, an imposter posing because the Mandarin.
Along with Liu, the movie stars Awkwafina (Loopy Wealthy Asians) as Shang-Chi’s greatest buddy, Katy, and none apart from Hong Kong celebrity Tony Leung (Arduous Boiled, Chungking Specific, Hero, and so forth) as his father, Wenwu, aka the Mandarin. Meng’er Zhang performs Xialing, Shang-Chi’s estranged sister; Florian Munteanu (Creed II, Borderlands) performs Razor Fist; Ronny Chieng (Loopy Wealthy Asians, Bliss) performs one other pal, Jon Jon; and Fala Chen (The Undoing) performs Jiang Li. Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery) performs a personality named Jiang Nan, having beforehand performed a unique MCU function (Aleta Ogord) in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. There’s additionally a masked character dubbed Dying Vendor; Marvel has not but revealed who performs him.
Marvel dropped the primary teaser in April, which centered on the character’s current life. The teaser featured Leung’s voice because the Mandarin in a voiceover, admonishing his son for “losing” the final ten years. Shang-Chi has been working as a parking valet for a fancy lodge in San Francisco when he is not hanging out with Katy singing karaoke tunes. That carefree existence is about to finish. “I educated you so essentially the most harmful individuals on this planet could not kill you,” the Mandarin continued. “Nevertheless it’s time so that you can take your house by my aspect. You may’t outrun who you actually are.”
This full trailer delves a bit extra deeply into Shang-Chi’s backstory, with one other voiceover from Wenwu speaking about how the Ten Rings have lengthy conferred energy on his household. “If you would like them to be yours at some point, you must present me you’re robust sufficient to hold him,” Wenwu tells his son. We study from Jiang Li that Shang-Chi is a “product of all who got here earlier than you, the legacy of your loved ones”—and that features not simply his light mom, but additionally his ruthless father, who Shang-Chi witnessed homicide somebody when he was a baby.
We get a number of photographs of younger Shang-Chi coaching, interspersed along with his present-day battles towards assassins—apparently despatched by his father to check whether or not he is nonetheless as formidable as he was. We additionally get to see him channel the Ten Rings’ elemental energy as he faces off towards Wenwu. And sure, that is Physician Unusual‘s Wong (Benedict Wong) battling Abomination (performed by Tim Roth, final seen in 2008’s The Unbelievable Hulk) in entrance of a crowd.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of 5 Rings hits theaters September 3, 2021, so you have got loads of time to get vaccinated with a purpose to get pleasure from it on an enormous display screen.
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