The internet is buzzing after Marvel released the new trailer for Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Thursday night!
The trailer is full of impressive action sequences that we can’t wait to see on the movie theater screen. It shows the main character, Shang-Chi, discovering his identity while coming to terms with the unwanted parts of his past.
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to have an Asian protagonist. It is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name who first appeared in 1973.
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is one of the many films to be released as part of the MCU’s Phase Four. In 2019, Marvel had announced a February 2021 release date for the film, but that was pushed back due to COVID-19.
What we can expect from the film
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu in the lead role, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, and Fala Chen. The film was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who is known for directing Short Term 12 (2013), Just Mercy (2019), and The Glass Castle (2017).
According to Marvel, “Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”
In an April 19 Instagram post, Simu Liu wrote “Shang Chi is more than just a movie – it is a celebration of [Asian] culture and a rallying cry for the forgotten, the unseen, and the overlooked.” He said “it’s also going to deliver superhero action like you have NEVER. SEEN. BEFORE.”
Marvel fans react to the action-packed trailer
Fans quickly took to social media to discuss their anticipation for Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
One TikTok user said he is hyped for the film and excited to see the Ten Rings visuals in theaters.
This Twitter user said that they’re excited that it looks like Marvel is bringing back an old villain.
Ok, I’m excited for Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Aside from the action scenes, I like that they’re using Abomination again. Haven’t seen him since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk.
— Jose (@JMFeria) June 25, 2021
This fan said that Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings might be the best superhero origin film ever.
Shang chi and the legend of the ten rings can easily be the best superhero origin movie of all time that shit looked based asf#ShangChi
— ⚜️Freq | Suns-Warriors SZN (@callmeFreq) June 25, 2021
One creator on TikTok said that the trailer gave her goosebumps.
@filmstockedThis trailer 🤯 Full reaction on my YouTube channel Film Stocked! @cameronsilas #marvel #shangchi #abomination #wong #doctorstrange #reaction♬ original sound – Chris Buie
One Twitter user said that the trailer helped them understand how important representation is in mainstream media.
I thought I understood what Black Panther meant for and did for a minority’s representation, but I just realized I didn’t really truly ‘get it’ until I saw Shang Chi’s trailers.
I hope it’ll turn out great.https://t.co/pQt6y3Px8V
— QJ Wong (@qjwong) June 25, 2021
James went so far as to say that based on the trailers alone, he can already tell that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is his favorite Marvel film!
— James Stone is The Caffeinated Critique (@stonej666) June 25, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be released on September 3 and we’re so excited to see it on the big screen!
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