Simu Liu Reflects On ‘Shang-Chi’ Announcement From San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Simu Liu also recalled meeting Black Widow star David Harbour backstage!

Simu Liu looked back on the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings announcement during Marvel Studios’ Hall-H panel at San Diego Comic-Con last year.

After the release of Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, Marvel Studios finally revealed the details of Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con in Hall-H. While most of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 line-up was already reported prior to the panel, there were still some surprises such as the casting announcements of Mahershala Ali as Blade and Simu Liu as Shang-Chi.

We are still waiting for Phase 4 to kick off with Black Widow since it has been delayed due to the pandemic, so Marvel Studios has remained tight-lipped about the upcoming projects for now. It has also already been a year since Marvel Studios made their Phase 4 announcements at San Diego Comic-Con and Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu took to Instagram to reflect on the Hall-H experience:

“A year ago at Hall H, I told David Harbour that I was a huge fan of him as we walked offstage after our big group photo. He smiled and said, “Kid, after seeing you onstage, I’m a big fan of you too!” I can’t even articulate how much I was looking forward to coming back to Hall H to see my friends and share how our film was shaping up. Unfortunately, the Universe had other plans for us. What hasn’t changed, Comic-Con or no Comic-Con, is just how much of a Marvel fan I am; of its people and its commitment to make their movies the best that they can be. Thank you for an amazing year; it’s been a ride, but we’re still here! LET’S FINISH THIS!!!!!”

What was your favorite announcement from Marvel Studios’ San Diego Comic-Con presentation last year? Sound-off in the comments section below!

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!

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.