Marvel Studios Is Reportedly Casting Multiple Villains For ‘Shang-Chi’
Marvel is reportedly expanding the cast of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. According to MCU Cosmic, the studio is currently casting some classic fighters from the comics to face off against Simu Liu’s titular hero.
Among the roles, Marvel is currently casting Tiger-Claw, Razor-Fist, Ghostmaker, and Moving Shadow. All of these characters are deeply connected to the Master of Kung Fu in the comics and have faced off against the hero on several occasions.
Tiger-Claw was a martial artist who confronted Shang-Chi’s father in the comics, Fu Manchu, demanding a position as a Si-Fan lodge master. He eventually went on to challenge and was ultimately defeated by the Master of Kung Fu.
There have existed three different versions of Razor-Fist in the comics, so it is difficult to know which the film will utilize as each has faced off against the film’s hero.
Ghostmaker was Born in the Soviet Union and learned martial arts from his father, a high-ranking K.G.B. member. While attacking a military camp, the villain came into conflict with Shang-Chi.
Moving Shadow is the half brother of Shang-Chi and the son of Fu Manchu. After Shang-Chi failed his father, Manchu had Shadow to replace him and ordered him to kill his brother. The two fighters faced off, but the Master of Kung Fu ultimately defeated the villain.
Based on the characters Marvel Studios has chosen to cast, they will mostly serve as background villains that will carry out the orders of the film’s main villain, The Mandarin. It is rumored that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has already begun filming, so we should hear some casting news reasonably soon.
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings will be in theaters on February 12, 2021.
The film stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung as Mandarin and Awkwafina in an undisclosed role.
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