Shang-Chi star Simu Liu wants to bring a comic book scene to life with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow with more heroes, and Shang-Chi is the latest to join the ranks. It’s expected that Shang-Chi will eventually interact with other heroes down the line, and Simu Liu already knows who he wants to team up with.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Simu Liu revealed that he wants to share the screen with Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and adapt a moment from Spider-Island:
“Well, there’s this wonderful comic run where Shang-Chi teams up with Spider-Man and teaches him martial arts and Kung Fu and develops a style around him. And it’s this really cool run. I think it’s pretty cool. I just think it’d be really incredible to work with, first of all, with an actor like Tom who’s so incredibly talented in his own right. And also, I just want that for the culture. You know? I want to see the two of them fighting.”‘
The run Simu Liu is alluding to is the 2011 Spider-Island spin-off event titled Way of the Spider, where Shang-Chi teaches Spider-Man some new moves after losing his Spider-Sense.
Here is the synopsis for Simu Liu’s 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 Marvel film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Ronny Chieng, and Dallas Liu. The upcoming movie will hit theaters on September 3, 2021.
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