Simu Liu confirmed that he’s started work on Marvel’s Shang-Chi with a light-hearted joke.
Marvel is expanding its superhero roster over the next two years with The Eternals and Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi both making their debut in Phase Four. Shang-Chi star Simu Liu recently confirmed that work has started on the film with a photo from behind-the-scenes. Marvel’s Shang-Chi will seemingly follow the hero’s origin from the comics as he’s locked away in his Father’s compound in China, spending his time honing his martial arts skills. Although since Tony Leung has been cast as the Mandarin, it’s likely that Marvel will use him to replace Fu Manchu as Shang-Chi‘s Father to avoid damaging stereotypes.
Shang-Chi star Simu Liu confirmed on Twitter and Instagram that he’s started work on the Marvel film by joking that his job is “the worst.” The photo the star posted sees him working with a hair stylist on the hero’s look for the film. The image also references the famous Avengers catchphrase “Assemble,” and Simu Liu can be seen with a Marvel phone case. Take a look at Simu Liu confirming work has started on Marvel’s Shang-Chi below.
ugh guys my job is the worst pic.twitter.com/xOcH3vuJJx
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) March 2, 2020
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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.