Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, a bevy of film and TV projects have been put on hold. However, Marvel Studios was able to begin principal photography on one of its most anticipated upcoming MCU releases before the shutdowns began. Thanks to some leaked set footage via @chuckbassf on Twitter, fans now have their first looks at some main characters in the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings played by stars Simu Liu and Awkwafina.
Check out the footage below.
@GraceRandolph Set footage from Shang Chi filming in Syd Australia, before Corona Virus. Seem to have Simu and Akwafina characters arriving at what seemed to be a “night club/hidden corporation facility” in China. #shangchi #bts #marvel #mcu pic.twitter.com/yReOiQAR8Z
— chuckbass (@charlesbassf) April 27, 2020
While the footage doesn’t reveal a lot, it does depict the suspected gritty criminal underworld setting of the film. Within the pages of Marvel Comics, Shang Chi has long battled with criminal and terrorist organizations to clean up the streets of his home country. Additionally, it should also be noted that this does not give fans a look at any official costumes. The characters appear in the all-too-familiar street clothes used by undercover heroes in the MCU.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a screenplay by David Callaham, the film stars Simu Liu as the titular character Shang Chi. Awkwafina will play a currently undisclosed role. However, given the actresses’ recent rise to stardom, Marvel will likely place her in a prominent position within the MCU. Moreover, Shang Chi will also retcon the Ten Rings terrorist organization and The Mandarin character who last appeared in 2013’s Iron Man 3.
Shang Chi will serve as one of Marvel’s most ambitious projects. For example, the film will reportedly feature the likes of Fin Fang Foom and various MI-6 comic characters. Additionally, the ensemble cast boasts the likes of Michelle Yeoh and Ronny Cheing.
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings will be in theaters on May 7, 2021.
The film stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung as the Mandarin and Awkwafina in an undisclosed role.
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