New ‘Shang-Chi’ Set Photo Reveals Mysterious Army

A brand new set photo from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings puts a mysterious army front and center.

One of the most anticipated films from Marvel’s slate is Shang-Chi, the first project in the superhero franchise to focus on an Asian hero. The film is expected to hold a cast of primarily Asian actors as well, another first for the billion dollar-franchise. Shang-Chi’s production is based in Australia, where a brand new set photo was taken that gives us a look at a mysterious army.

The set photo showcases an army dressed in black and silver armour, standing sentry, as if they’re waiting for orders. The Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings set photo surfaced on Twitter, and you can check it out below.

The tweet theorizes that the mysterious army in question belongs to the Mandarin. It would make sense for the army to be the Mandarin’s from an outsider perspective but we frankly don’t know enough about Shang-Chi at the moment to confirm that. The photo isn’t of the best of quality but one can imagine that the army’s armor could sport some insignia or iconography that pointed towards its owner.

Shang-Chi was the first Marvel project to be halted due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. The film’s director, Destin Daniel Cretton, just recently had newborn baby and is currently in self-isolation to protect the child if he does have the virus. Production on the anticipated Marvel film will begin once concerns regarding the coronavirus temper down.

Whose army do you think this is? Are you excited to see Shang-Chi? Comment below and let us know!

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 Legend 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. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the films and events affected by the coronavirus.

Source: The Geeky Nerdian