Inhumans alum Mike Moh expressed an interest in playing Shang-Chi in the comic book hero’s upcoming film from Marvel Studios.
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame is set to conclude the first decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe stories, collectively named The Infinity Saga, and their plans moving forward include a feature film centered on Shang-Chi. Since the project was first reported to be in the works, fans have proposed potential candidates for the role of Shang-Chi and Inhumans alum Mike Moh recently expressed an interest in playing the character by responding to a fan’s social media post about such a possibility by using the “holding hands” emoji, suggesting he’s hoping for the chance to portray Marvel Studios’ first lead Asian superhero.
While Mike Moh previously portrayed Triton on ABC’s short-lived Inhumans series, it would not be the first time an actor has portrayed two different characters in the MCU, with the most prominent example probably being Alfre Woodard, who played Miriam Sharpe in Captain America: Civil War and Mariah Dillard in Luke Cage. It may also be worth noting that Mike Moh’s Inhumans role required him to wear a lot of makeup and prosthetics that made him unrecognizable.
— Mike Moh (@mikemoh) December 5, 2018
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 Dave Callaham, Shang-Chi will reportedly modernize the source material in order to avoid the character stereotypes of the time.
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Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel Featured In New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Posters
New Avengers: Endgame posters assemble the surviving Infinity War heroes and Brie Larson's Captain Marvel.
Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame will find the surviving heroes of Infinity War seeking a way to defeat Thanos and bring back the loved ones they lost to the Mad Titan's decimation. Brie Larson's Captain Marvel will join the team for the final stand against Thanos and new promotional character posters offer fans their latest look at the entire team.
Check out the Avengers: Endgame promotional artwork featuring Brie Larson's Captain Marvel below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it, which have now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, before the studio kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos’ snap and bring back half of the universe’s population after they were turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
Are you excited to see Carol Danvers meet Earth's Mightiest Heroes? Which character poster is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow, with Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.