The upcoming superhero blockbuster is Marvel’s first film centering on an Asian superhero, and the trailer serves as fans’ first introduction to Shang-Chi.
At first, he seems like a typical twentysomething living in San Francisco, working as a valet by day and doing karaoke with friends by night. But as the trailer soon reveals, Shang-Chi has a far more complicated past.
Shang-Chi is forced to confront his past after he is drawn into the Ten Rings organization.
Here’s the Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings trailer:
Marvel’s official synopsis for Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings reads:
“Shang-Chi is a master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gun, nunchaku, and jian.”
Speaking about the movie in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Destin Daniel Cretton said:
“There are many iterations of Shang-Chi throughout the comics, but there was always a core relationship between him and his father that was extremely complicated — and that was something I really related to,”
“That was a big part of what I pitched: using the movie to explore the psychology of a kid who was trained to be a killer when he was young. Now that he has broken out of that, how does he learn to redefine himself in the world and find the balance of what his relationship with his father should be?”
Directed by Cretton, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, Ronny Chieng and Michelle Yeoh.