Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor Simu Liu ponders over the possibility that Marvel Studios is playing a massive prank on him now that he’s been cast in the lead role.
Simu Liu answered a fan’s question on Twitter asking him about whether or not that it is true that he will be playing Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu in Marvel Studios’ upcoming movie. Simu Liu responded with this humorous statement:
If it's not true then I am officially the victim of the greatest prank ever executed in the history of humanity. https://t.co/Uavxp8LgMt
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) September 6, 2019
Thankfully, Marvel Studios isn’t playing this elaborate prank on Simu Liu.
Following the announcement of his casting in July, Simu Liu has used his official Twitter account to directly address fans. Much of his tweets express his gratitude for this landmark opportunity to play the first Asian lead superhero in a Marvel movie and others include humorous anecdotes about his everyday life. In particular, Simu Liu’s Twitter game is notable for him having tweeted his interest in playing Shang-Chi months before he was officially cast.
Do you like seeing some of these humorous tweets from Simu Liu? Are you excited about how he will bring to light his journey while shooting the film when production begins? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news regarding the future of the MCU.
In the comics, Shang-Chi is a skilled martial artist who was raised and trained by his father Fu Manchu, a Chinese crimelord 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 Fu Manchu’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.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.