First Glance: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”


Marvel Studios has been making entertainment headlines with their second successful Disney+ streaming series. But now they’re ready to tease their return to the big screen (after “Black Widow” or course) by giving us our first look at “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. This is an interesting character choice for the MCU and a chance to breathe some much-needed fresh air into the universe. Shang-Chi (aka The Master of King Fu) is a character with a rich history and the first trailer gives an exciting glimpse into that world.

Simu Liu plays the titular martial artist, trained as an assassin but now hoping to put his troubled past behind him. But when your father is none other than the Mandarin (Tony Leung), one of the greatest supervillains in Marvel history, living a normal life isn’t so easy. The movie is clearly going a different route with the father-son story by tossing out Fu Manchu and bringing in Mandarin. But if that helps erase the Ben Kingsley “Iron Man 3” debacle from my mind I’m all for it. From the peak we get, I love the action, the style, and the assortment of intriguing characters. This could be really good.

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” hits theaters September 3rd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

6 thoughts on “First Glance: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

  1. Seriously, this looks really fucking good. I’m getting some Bruce Lee vibes into this and seeing Tony Leung Chiu-wai in a big film like this makes it even cooler. Shit… between this and the trailer for Leos Carax’s Annette with Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard with music by Sparks. It is a fucking good day to be a film buff.

    • More on “Annette” tomorrow. I’m a little more mixed on it. As for this one though, the trailer has me excited. I didn’t know if they could pull it off but I’m now optimistic.

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