Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a martial arts film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh.
In the Marvel superhero movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the first Asian MCU hero doesn’t want to follow in his father’s criminal footsteps, preferring to use his martial arts skills for good.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) Movie Info
Rating: PG-13 (Language|Sequences of Violence & Action)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Original Language: English
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Producer: Kevin Feige, Jonathan Schwartz
Writer: David Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton, Andrew Lanham
Release Date (Theaters): Sep 3, 2021 wide
Production Co: 5150 Action, Walt Disney Pictures, Fox Studios Australia, Marvel Studios
Current Trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Official Trailer
Complete Storyline and information about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) has been trained as a killer by the terrorist secret organization of the Ten Rings since early childhood. Despite this intense martial arts training, however, the young man has tried to build a normal life in San Francisco.
But just when he thinks he may have truly left his former life behind, the past catches up with him again. Together with his old childhood friend Katy (Awkwafina), he is pulled by his criminal father Wenwu (Tony Leung) into a world where no one touches anyone with kid gloves. – Only the ten rings of the Mandarin can perhaps turn the tide in the fight against evil.
Background & info on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
In Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the titular Shang-Chi became the first Asian-born superhero in the cinematic comic book universe with his own movie in Marvel’s Phase 4 of the MCU.
Shang-Chi was brought to life as a comic book character by Steve Englehart (writer) and Jim Starlin (cartoonist) and made his first appearance in Special Marvel Edition #15 in 1973 before receiving his solo run in 1983.
Although the Mandarin is more of an enemy of Tony Stark’s Iron man in Marvel comics, he was brought in for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to have a Chinese hero fight a Chinese villain.
In the late 1980s, Stan Lee had already considered a TV series on Shang-Chi, but it never came to fruition. There, Brandon Lee (The Crow), son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, would have starred. (ES)