A new report indicates that Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi will introduce key characters from MI-6.
Marvel’s Shang-Chi is set to begin filming in Australia relatively soon, which means that casting information has begun to trickle out. Details on Marvel’s Shang-Chi have been slim, but a new rumor from Murphy’s Multiverse has given us insight into which characters may be appearing in Marvel’s first Asian-lead film. Shang-Chi is expected to introduce the Marvel Cinematic Universe to MI-6 agents Leiko Wu, Clive Reston, and Black Jack Tarr.
Shang-Chi’s history in the comics is closely associated with these MI-6 characters. Shang-Chi has frequently worked alongside Leiko Wu, Clive Reston, and Black Jack Tarr on various missions after the Master of Kung Fu discovered the true nature of his father, Fu Manchu . In the Marvel comics, Shang-Chi also shared a romantic relationship with Leiko Wu.
In the film, however, Shang-Chi will be presented as someone who once worked for the MI-6, but has since left the organization. Clive Reston will be portrayed as the titular hero’s old partner, who has since married Leiko Wu, a character who once exhibited feeling for Shang-Chi. On the other end of the spectrum, Black Jack Tarr will be seen as an elite martial artists. The report indicates that these roles have already been filled, but they haven’t been released at the time.
At this current stage, we have no idea who Awkwafina will be playing in the film, which makes her a viable candidate to play Leiko Wu, who was described by Murphy’s Multiverse to be a Chinese female between the ages of 26 and 39. Arguably the most well-known star in the upcoming film, Awkwafina recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
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Introduced in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 1973, Shang-Chi is a skilled martial artist who was raised in an isolated compound located in China and trained by his father Fu Manchu, a Chinese crimelord and immortal sorcerer who repeatedly attempted to conquer the world. When Shang-Chi was finally allowed to venture into the outside world to do his father’s bidding, he learned about his father’s evil ways and faked his own death before embarking on a mission to take down Fu Manchu’s criminal empire.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be released in theaters on February 12, 2021.
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe