Marvel has hit us with a heap of new info about its post-Avengers: Endgame plans at this weekend’s Comic Con, and one of the biggest announcements is the casting of Simu-Liu as the superhero Shang-Chi.
The Canadian-Chinese actor, who stars in the series Kim’s Convenience, has been gunning for the role for a while now, but reportedly only did his screen test last weekend. That’s a quick turnaround, but we’ll take it.
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— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 21, 2019
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, which has been in the works at Marvel for a while, will feature Tony Leung as the Mandarin. Awkwafina has also been cast in the film, but her exact role is unclear at this stage.
Along with the casting of Simu Liu, Marvel announced that the Destin Daniel Cretton-directed film will be released on February 12, 2021.
Shang-Chi is just one of a slew of announcements to come out of Marvel’s Hall H presentation at Comic Con. The studio unveiled a slew of new films and TV projects, including Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness:
The Black Widow movie:
A Blade movie starring Mahersala Ali:
And of course, Thor: Love And Thunder:
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