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Marvel Drops Teaser Of First Asian Superhero Film 'Shang-Chi' & Fans Share Their Excitement


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The 2010-20 decade was definitely an extremely special period for Superhero movies with the American film and television studios, Marvel Studios, going all out to stamp their mark in entertaining millions of fans worldwide. 

The likes of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and co endeared themselves to scores of fans as they told the stories of some special superheroes forging an alliance like any other the world had seen before.

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However, with Mr. Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr., and some others finally leaving the franchise, it was certain that the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) will have to adapt and evolve.

And that is exactly, what they are doing now with the start of the MCU Phase IV. 

The phase, which is the first phase in the franchise to include television series, will feature all of the Marvel Studios productions from the period of 2021 through 2023. 

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While some TV series like the WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, have already been released on the Disney+ platform, the MCU has now begun the process in the movies as well.

However, unlike how most of the superhero action was restricted to the West, the Avengers are now expanding their superhero universe across the globe.

This was confirmed by Marvel, who on Monday (April 19) dropped the first teaser of its upcoming movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. 

Starring Canadian actor, writer, and stuntman Simu Liu as the Kung Fu superhero, "Shangi-Chi", will make history for being the first MCU film to center on an Asian lead along with an Asian filmmaking team.

The team consists of director Destin Daniel Cretton, screenwriter David Callaham of  "Wonder Woman 1984”, with the cast including Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Fala Chen, Ronny Chieng, Tony Leung, Meng’er Zhang, and Florian Munteanu.

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Also known as the Master of Kung Fu and Brother Hand, Shang-Chi is a fictional superhero character that was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin, with the superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.  

Now, Liu has taken the chance to bring the character to life on the screen, with fans getting to see the film in theatres on September 03, 2021. 

As it happened, the teaser was released on the 32-year-old actor's birthday and the star wasted no time in sharing the news with fans. 

Whoever said that you could only RECEIVE presents on your birthday? Today, I’m giving you your VERY FIRST LOOK at the teaser poster for @ShangChi and the Legend of the Ten Rings!!

Coming to theatres September 3rd (trailer drops in a few weeks).

WE’RE ALMOST THERE, PEOPLE!!!! pic.twitter.com/Kzgkg8djeQ

— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) April 19, 2021

The post garnered the reactions of many fans, who shared their excitement on Twitter. 

I remember growing up and even recently that an Asian man could never be a superhero or even a lead in an American film. Now you are the star in a film for one of biggest studios in the world. I don’t know you, but I am proud of you.

— j. (@JdotKimmy) April 19, 2021

Ohh man this movie is gonna be awesome!!
5 Months to see you Kicking some ass pic.twitter.com/Xb4AziHngS

— Javi R. 99 (@Thephantomrepo1) April 19, 2021

LETS GOOOO #ShangChi pic.twitter.com/PxmQzt1lQl

— J (@svmberg) April 19, 2021

So Cool! Cant wait!! 🏻

— Jota (@Joe_Taslim) April 19, 2021

happy birthday dude!!! looking awesome!!

— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) April 19, 2021

YESSSS FINALLY CONTENT!!!

— shelbs ✇| she-hulk and tfatws babyyy!! (@rbbannerlover) April 19, 2021

Being a DC fan has been hard but if they're not gonna #RestoreTheSnyderverse then I'll feel pretty damn satisfied being an MCU fan if we get stuff as good as how this looks!

Can't wait for #ShangChi!

Have an awesome day

— Drew ♲☡⚒⛃ #RestoreTheSnyderverse (@drewxhoward) April 19, 2021

MAAAAN

— Shang-Chi Brasil (@ShangChiBR) April 19, 2021

I've been excited to see anything for Shang-Chi and you did not disappoint. I thought it was kinda awesome that this happened to drop on my birthday but it's also neat that I share a b-day with the star of the movie I'm most looking forward to this year. Happy birthday, dude!

— Alex (High Lords of Terra Podcast) (@HigherCalibur) April 19, 2021

About time! I LOVED SHangChi when he first appeared in Marvel oh those many, many years ago. . .Special Marvel Edition #15 (December 1973) by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin SIGH. SO GOOD! pic.twitter.com/YaGQFou7Mv

— Jimbo (@jfdmilo) April 19, 2021

So excited for you! Absolutely love you on Kim's Convenience. Can't wait to see you kick ass here! ️

— Nikhil Taneja (@tanejamainhoon) April 19, 2021

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