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Marvel's 1st Asian superhero movie Shang-Chi finally has a trailer out now

Watch Simu Liu, Tony Leung and Awkwafina in action as Marvel Studios drops the teaser trailer for Phase 4's Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.

Marvel's 1st Asian superhero movie Shang-Chi finally has a trailer out now

Simu Liu in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. (Photo: Marvel Studios)

We finally get to see Simu Liu in action as the first Asian Marvel superhero as Disney released the trailer for Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings on Monday (Apr 19), which also happened to be the Chinese-Canadian star’s 32nd birthday.

We also see Tony Leung in the two-minute clip as villain Wenwu, head of the Ten Rings terror organisation. As the story goes, as narrated by Leung’s character in the trailer, Wenwu had trained Shang-Chi from young to be a skilled assassin. However, he escaped and had been living a normal life in San Francisco for 10 years where he’s friends with fellow hotel valet, Katy (played by Awkwafina).

However, it looks like Shang-Chi's past has caught up with him as Wenwu now wants him to return, leading to some fast-paced martial arts action, including a fight scene in a moving bus.

Tony Leung as Wenwu. (Photo: Screengrab)

Liu shared the film’s teaser poster on Instagram and wrote in the caption that "Shang Chi is more than just a movie – it is a celebration of our culture and a rallying cry for the forgotten, the unseen, and the overlooked. It is a reminder to take up space, to stand tall, and to be unapologetically ourselves”.

Shang-Chi, which features a predominantly Asian cast, is part of Marvel’s Phase 4 and is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. The director told Entertainment Weekly: "There are many iterations of Shang-Chi throughout the comics, but there was always a core relationship between him and his father that was extremely complicated – and that was something I really related to."

The film also stars Fala Chen, Michelle Yeoh and Ronnie Chieng and is expected to hit theatres on Sep 3 after initially slated for February this year. Other Marvel films expected for release this year include Black Widow, Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

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Source: CNA/sr