Simu Liu plans to make history this year as the first Asian-American hero to pardon the Marvel Cinematic Universe by taking on the title role at Marvel Studios Shang-Chi and the ten-ring legend. and in an interview with NBC News, the actor has revealed how Marvel had no doubts about updating the source material and removing some of the more controversial and stereotypical aspects of the character originally created in the 1970s.
“We knew we might be navigating a minefield, especially when we look at this feature that two white men created in the 1970s at the height of kung fu wool,” Liu said. “We have not avoided removing anything that will not work in 2019, 2020, 2021.”
“From the moment Marvel Studios decided that Asian characters and the leading Asian character must be [Marvel Cinematic Universe], they have wondered all sorts of what would be the best way to incorporate a story that both celebrates Asianness and all its stunning dimensions, sides and nuances and also celebrates martial arts. “
It has already been noted in the trailer that the film updates Shang-Chin’s origins, making him the son of Tony Leung’s Wenwun (aka The Mandalorian) unlike the controversial supervillon Fu Manchu of British author Sax Rohmer. And according to an NBC article formerly rumored Fin Fang Foom is also one of the most questionable aspects that hasn’t moved to the big screen, creating bad news for fans who want to see the MCU debut of the dragon-shaped alien villain.
Shang-Chi and the ten-ring legend directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Just grace) and the stars Simu Liu (Kim’s comfort) as Shang-Chi, Tony Leung (Hellish things) as Wenwu, Awkwafina (Crazy rich Asians) Katy, newcomer Meng’er Zhang Xialingina, Michelle Yeoh (Star Trek: Discovery) as Jiang Nan, Ronny Chieng (Crazy rich Asians) as Jon Jon, Fala Chen (Repeal) as Jiang Li, Florian Munteanu (Creed II) Razor Fist and Dallas Liu (Pen15) in an undisclosed role.