Feel the Power in New “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Teaser

A fresh Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings teaser has the kind of umph that’ll get your morning going, from the fight sequences to the soundtrack. The minute-long look is pure adrenalin, focusing on the core of the film’s by giving us a relentlessly paced montage of action sequences set around an epic intra-family faceoff. This is the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian superhero, and with director Destin Daniel Cretton at the helm and Simu Liu starring as the titular Shang-Chi, Shang-Chi promises to not only make history for the MCU but to expand the universe in style.

While the teaser is heavy on the action and very light on dialogue, what it does give us by way of words is one crucial line; “I”m nothing like you.” This is what Shang-Chi tell his father, Wenwu (Tony Leung), the leader of the criminal syndicate called the Ten Rings Wenwu also appears to be one of Marvel’s most intriguing villains, the real Mandarin. We use the qualifier “real” because last time Marvel messed with the Mandarin, it was a fakeout—Ben Kingsley was impersonating him in Iron Man 3. The teaser spins a mesmerizing web of fight sequences around the tension between father and son, making Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings something pretty rare in the MCU—a family drama.

The unique fight choreography we’ve seen thus far in the trailers and teasers has been a sight to behold. As we’ve written in the past, Marvel characters are no strangers to martial arts—but we’ve never seen an entire Marvel film steeped in martial arts itself.

Cretton directs from a script he co-wrote with David Callaham and Andrew Lanham. Joining Liu and Leung are Awkwafina, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, Ronny Chieng, and the great Michelle Yeoh.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits theaters on September 3. Check out the teaser here:

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Featured image: Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021.


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