Simu Liu teased the prominence of his role as Shang-Chi in the upcoming MCU slate.
Last weekend, Marvel Studios held a special Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, in which the remainder of the MCU‘s Phase 4 was discussed, as well as some announcements regarding Phases 5 and 6, with all three combined serving as “The Multiverse Saga.” Kevin Feige has acknowledged Phase 4 as one that serves to introduce audiences to some new key figures in the franchise moving forward, and one of those prominent new characters is of course, Shang-Chi (Simu Liu).
Simu Liu made his MCU debut in Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings, which is perhaps tied with Spider-Man: No Way Home as the most-acclaimed entry of Phase 4 so far. The film received praise from fans for its kung fu action sequences and characters, and Liu’s performance as the titular protagonist also received praise.
Simu Liu has a big MCU future.
As the first new Avenger introduced in the MCU during Phase 4, it’s safe to say that Shang-Chi will be a prominent figure in the upcoming slate right? Well, Simu Liu had this to say during a surprise appearance at Comic-Con last Sunday:
“Did you guys see the Marvel presentation yesterday? I don’t want to jump the gun or anything but I feel like there may be room for me in a couple of those, wouldn’t you say? I was watching the presentation from Twitter and being like, ‘I’m going to be busy. I’m going to busy the next few years.'”
If nothing else, last week’s bombshell news that Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton would be directing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty should hint at a significant role for the Master of Kung Fu in that film. Either way, fans excited to see more from Liu’s superhero should feel reassured that he’ll be one of the franchise’s biggest characters in the MCU for the foreseeable future.
Here is the synopsis for the MCU film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:
“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, the MCU film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings is available to own on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray DVD, Digital HD, and to stream on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the MCU as we learn it, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: SDCC (via Twitter)