Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings is an upcoming American superhero film. The 26th film in the MCU( Marvel Cinematic Universe) is based on the character Shang-Chi. Destin Daniel Cretton is directing it, with a screenplay by David Callaham. Marvel Studios is producing it, and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is distributing it.
It is supposed to hit the theatres in the States on May 7th, 2021. The filming began back in February 2020, but the Covid-19 pandemic has put the production on hold. We do not have a trailer or teaser yet.
Plot: What is Shang-Chi about?
The film revolves around Shan-Chi, the master of unarmed combat. He is the son of supervillain Fu Manchu, but he opposes his father’s ways. He is a lone-wolf character and has earned the nickname ‘Master of Kung Fu.’
Who are the new villains in Shang-Chi?
The Ten Rings refer to the international terrorist group that kidnapped Tony Stark in the first Iron Man movie. Stark built his first Iron man suit while being held captive. The main antagonist of the film is The Mandarin, Iron man’s archenemy. He is an imposter and is in charge of the Ten Rings criminal organization. In addition to him, past members include Jackson Norriss, the deceased Raza, and cybercriminal Cordo Gaines.
What are the best fan theories?
Fan theories regarding the plot have surfaced ever since the film was announced. One fan theory suggests that the antagonist The Mandarin will execute Trevor Slattery. In Iron Man 3 the Mandarin was revealed to be a cover for Aldrich Killian’s Extremis operation. An actor named Trevor Slattery portrayed him. But since the real Mandarin is unhappy with this, the upcoming film could open with him brutally executing Slattery. Another fantastic fan theory suggests that every previous MCU Character with a Ten Rings Tattoo will appear. Marvel is famous for tending to bring back long-forgotten characters to tie up threads. A third one suggests that War Machine will be back in this film and will help Shang-Chi fight the Mandarin.
The following cast members have been confirmed:
- Simu Liu as Shang Chi
- Tony Leung as The Mandarin
- Awkwafina (undisclosed role)
- Ronny Chieng (undisclosed role)
Is Shang-Chi based on Bruce Lee?
A few days ago, Rapper Ice Cube tweeted,” Marvel is cool. But give me Bruce Lee. Real-life Superhero.” To this, Simu Liu tweeted back, “What if I told you there was a character loosely based on him in the comic books???” This has led to speculations regarding the possibility that Shang-Chi’s character is based on Bruce Lee. But nothing has been confirmed yet. We will have to wait for the movie to release to see if this is true.