Shang-Chi star Simu Liu took to Twitter to celebrate Awkwafina’s Golden Globes win after she starred in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell.
It’ll be sometime before Shang-Chi arrives in theaters, but Simu Liu is already excited to work with Awkwafina after congratulating the actress on her Golden Globes win. It isn’t clear who Awkwafina will be playing in Shang-Chi, but she joined the cast around the same time as Simu Liu and Tony Leung. Awkwafina previously explained that Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton was extremely passionate about the project.
Shang-Chi star Simu Liu tweeted some kind words to his Marvel co-star after Awkwafina’s Golden Globes win. She won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture for her performance in The Farewell. The Shang-Chi star began by noting Awkwafina’s real name Nora, before signing off the tweet with a touching note before saying he’ll see the actress at work, presumably when they begin production on the Marvel film.
a toast to Nora, and
to taking chances,
to throwing caution to the wind,
to leaning into failure,
to the taking the road less travelled,
and to making history.
in order to do what has never been done,
you have to go someplace nobody has ever been.
see you at work @awkwafina <3
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) January 6, 2020
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In the comics, Shang-Chi is a skilled martial artist who was raised and trained by his father, who he soon learns is a Chinese crime lord and immortal sorcerer who repeatedly attempted to conquer the world, in an isolated compound located in China. When Shang-Chi was finally allowed to venture into the outside world in order 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 his father’s criminal empire.
Introduced in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 197, Shang-Chi will reportedly modernize the source material in order to avoid the character stereotypes of the time. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the film will star Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens in theaters on February 12, 2021.
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