A Marvel Studios concept artist has shared his own personal take on Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi for the upcoming film.
Almost a year ago, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was officially announced as part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 during a Hall-H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con. During the panel, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige also announced the casting of Simu Liu as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest hero. Shang-Chi began filming in Australia this past February before all Marvel Studios productions were put on hold because of the ongoing pandemic.
If Shang-Chi wasn’t delayed, fans probably would’ve gotten a first look at Simu Liu in the costume by now. Instead, fans will have to be a bit more patient as filming is looking to restart soon. On Instagram, Marvel Studios’ Charlie Wen decided to share an awesome piece of unofficial concept art that imagines Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi with a Bruce Lee twist. You can see the Marvel Studios concept art that is as close to an official design as you can get, below.
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?Shang-Chi Hey guys, Marvel’s intro of an Asian superhero couldn’t come at a better time (although postponed due to COVID). * Shang-Chi’s obviously inspired by the legendary Bruce Lee. Even his comicbook outfit is heavily influenced by Bruce Lee’s yellow bodysuit from #gameofdeath . * Bruce’s contribution to the martial arts world and his inspiration to generations of greats in the sport of fighting is unparalleled. But an even greater gift from his life was that he refused to let the establishment prevent him from teaching “westerners”. He taught anyone that wanted to learn. He wanted to share with them the beauty of his culture. And he did just that. His showed #greatness by sharing his culture to the world. * Where are we today? * I pray that we all strive to be better. If the president wants to “make America great again”, that needs start from within. Trying to bring jobs back into the US is necessary, but trying to get there by “inspiring” hatred toward groups of people based on ethnicity is “not great”. In fact, it’s quite opposite. * *this design is not created for Marvel Studios * * * #shangchi #marvelstudios #marvel #imcharliewen #brucelee #great #asiansuperhero #mcu
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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, Tony Leung, and Ronny Chieng.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is currently scheduled to be released in theaters on May 7, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest developments surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content in the future!