Marvel Studios’ Official Teaser: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Studios recently released their official “teaser” on their upcoming film, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” – in theaters September 3, 2021. For the Asian American community, I have to imagine this is our ‘Black Panther’ moment (a great film in my opinion and a gigantic blockbuster).

Although I was a big Marvel comic book fan and collector as a kid, I don’t think I had ever heard of Shang-Chi. Obviously, this is a big deal for actor Simu Liu, who will be starring in Marvel’s first super hero film starring an Asian American super hero.

From the trailer,  there will be a lot of martial arts action, and that’s not a surprise given the background of Shang-Chi (from Wikipedia):

“Shang-Chi, also known as the Master of Kung Fu and Brother Hand, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin, first appearing in Special Marvel Edition #15 (cover-dated December 1973) in the Bronze Age of Comic Books, starring in his own solo title until 1983. Shang-Chi is proficient in numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gùn, nunchaku, and jian.”

Part of the film were shot in San Francisco as the film takes place there, and I remember some of my friends trying to catch glimpses of the filming when Marvel was on location.

I’m really hoping “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is a big hit and look forward to seeing it theaters this September!

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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