Marvel Studios dropped a teaser trailer Monday for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
In the clip posted on YouTube, the Mandarin discusses how it is time for the son to fulfill his destiny after his offspring was trained so the “most dangerous people in the world” couldn’t kill him. (REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ On Disney+ Is A Must Watch Show For ‘Star Wars’ Fans)
“Son, it’s time for you to take your place by my side,” the Mandarin explained.
Before he told his grown child, who seems to be fighting his destiny, “You can’t outrun who you really are.”
The latest superhero film stars Canadian actor Simu Liu as a martial artist who has been trained “to be an assassin since childhood by the Ten Rings terror organization,” only to escape that life to be a normal person living in San Francisco, The Hollywood Reporter reported. (RELATED: Disney Releases New Clip Of ‘WandaVision’ With A Reference To ‘The Avengers’)
The movie, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, is the first Asian superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and embodies Asian and Asian American themes, the outlet noted.
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 most exciting thing about stepping into this character was that his backstory has never been told before,” Liu shared with Entertainment Weekly. “We know so many different versions of Batman’s origin story, how his parents were murdered when he was very young. ”
“We know Peter Parker, who was bitten by a radioactive spider, and he loses his uncle. Shang-Chi’s story is very much unknown to most of the world, so we had a lot of freedom and creative liberty to make it the way that we wanted to,” he added.
It is currently scheduled to hit theaters on Sept. 3, one of four Marvel films to finally come out this year after the pandemic postponed the release of others. The list includes, “Black Widow” in July, “Eternals” in November and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” in December.