The first teaser for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has arrived, pummeling my expectations into submission.
In the first teaser trailer, we get our first glimpse into an action-packed fight-fest that is the upcoming Marvel melee. Introducing us to the main cast, our primary conflict, and some of the crushing fight choreography. Shang-Chi looks like it’s ready to bring us classic martial arts movie mayhem with some contemporary ideas.
After ten years, Shang-Chi’s past comes knocking as his father seeks to bring him back to the fold. Fans of the Marvel films will recognize the Ten Rings as the shadow looming over all three Iron Man movies. It appears the real Mandarin was in the shadows all along, controlling a powerful underworld empire. The trailer gives us glimpses of the titular character played by Simu Liu, with Awkwafina playing his best friend Katy. Asian television and film legend Tony Chiu-Wai Leung plays Wenwu, the Mandarin. Fresh off his Creed II role, Florian Munteanu as Marvel rogue Razorfist. In short, Shang-Chi introduces us to new corners of the MCU that we’ve never seen before, and I am here for it.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings releases in theaters 9-3-2021.