Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is opening on September 3rd. Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, and Michelle Yeoh will star in the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed film.

The longer-than-usual clip, for a TV spot, shows some new footage including the ten rings themselves.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character has been on the cusp of a movie debut for many years.

Stan Lee discussed a potential film or television series with actor Brandon Lee and his mother Linda Lee during the 1980s. The intention was for Brandon Lee to play the character.

Brandon’s father, martial arts legend Bruce Lee, was the visual inspiration for artist Paul Gulacy when drawing Shang-Chi during his tenure on the Master of Kung Fu comic book series in the 1970s.

In 2001, Stephen Norrington signed a deal to direct a Shang-Chi film entitled The Hands of Shang-Chi. By 2003, the movie was in development at DreamWorks Pictures with Yuen Woo-Ping replacing Norrington as director and Bruce C. McKenna hired to write the screenplay.

Ang Lee joined the project as a producer in 2004, but the film did not materialize after that point and the rights to the character reverted to Marvel. In September 2005, Marvel chairman and CEO Avi Arad announced Shang-Chi as one of ten properties being developed as films by the newly formed studio Marvel Studios, after the company received financing to produce the slate of ten films which were to be distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Shang-Chi was put on a list of characters that Marvel thought could make great films despite being relatively unknown since he had a “very Disney story” in the comic books.

Serious work on this adaption did not begin in earnest until December 2018 when Callaham was hired. Cretton joined in March 2019, with the project fast-tracked as Marvel’s first film with an Asian lead.

The movie’s title and primary cast were announced that July, revealing the film’s connection to the Mandarin and his Ten Rings organization that appears throughout the MCU. Filming began in February 2020 but was put on hold in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in August before completing in October. Shooting occurred in Sydney and San Francisco.

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