'Shang-Chi,' Marvel's Master of Kung Fu, Is Getting His Own Movie

Brenda Watkins
July 21, 2019

As well as giving Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings it's full title and a brand new logo, Marvel Studios also announced that relatively unknown Canadian actor Simu Liu would be playing the title character, with Awkwafina set to play a supporting role.

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Tony Leung will play the Mandarin, joining a cast that includes Awkwafina and USA newcomer and Chinese actor Simu Liu.

"I was cast on Tuesday, I screen-tested Sunday in NY and this is just the craziest dream".

Iconic actor Tony Leung will play the Mandarin - the real Mandarin, as opposed to the doppelganger in Iron Man 3. "But what's really cool is I grew up with friends who were Japanese, Chinese, Caucasian, Filipino, Portuguese, Korean, that's the norm in Hawaii".

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The character Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 (December 1973) by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin.

"It's so exciting to see Kevin and this wonderful team begin to build an MCU that reflects all the lovely colors I see in this room", said Cretton. He's also been a member of The Avengers and Heroes for Hire, the latter alongside fellow kung fu masters Daughters of the Dragon.

Shang-Chi is just one of a slew of announcements to come out of Marvel's Hall H presentation at Comic Con.

It will be the second major film of Marvel Studios' Phase Four.

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