Marvel Releases Trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings


Christine Krenke

On Monday, Marvel Studios released the trailer for their upcoming “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. The movie will follow Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first lead Asian character, and his battle against the “Ten Rings”, a terrorist organization that he trained with when he was younger. Simu Liu will star as Shang-Chi and Awkwafina will join him as Katy, Shang-Chi’s closest friend. 

“The most exciting thing about stepping into this character was that his backstory has never been told before,” Liu said in an interview with EW. “Shang-Chi’s story is very much unknown to most of the world, so we had a lot of freedom and creative liberty to make it the way that we wanted to.” 

Awkwafina also told EW that her character “doesn’t do a lot of the heavy-lifting, but… has a real heart, and… has a lot of loyalty and dedication to her friendship with Shang-Chi.” 

The movie is expected to premiere on September 3, 2021 in theaters. It will be the second official movie in Phase 4 of the MCU, following shortly after “Black Widow”.