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Mandarin and Shang-Chi

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an upcoming superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. It is the twenty-fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the second film of Phase Four. The film is set to be released on September 3, 2021.

The film is directed and co-written by Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Tony Leung as Wenwu/Mandarin, Awkwafina as Katy, Meng'er Zhang as Xialing, Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon, Fala Chen as Jiang Li, and Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist.


Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.[3]





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In 2001, Stephen Norrington announced that he had agreed to direct a film based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi, describing it as "a real honest-to-goodness martial arts film, rather than a film that simply has martial arts in it."[13]

In 2004, Ang Lee announced that he would be a producer on the film. In 2005, Stan Lee announced that he would executive produce the film for DreamWorks with Yuen Woo-ping set to direct from a screenplay by Bruce McKenna,[14] while Avi Arad stated that he believed a PG-13 adaptation of the character was possible.[15]

In 2006, Marvel Studios announced financing to produce the film, with the film set to be distributed by Paramount Pictures.[16]

On December 3, 2018, Deadline reported that Marvel Studios had hired David Callaham to write a screenplay which would modernize the character to avoid stereotypes while Marvel was looking at a number of Asian and Asian-American directors to helm the film, while also intending for the film to be Marvel's first superhero film with an Asian protagonist.[17]

On March 13, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Destin Daniel Cretton would direct the film following a shortlist that included Deborah Chow, Justin Tipping, and Alan Yang.[1]

On April 5, 2019, Marvel Studios announced that one of their upcoming films, believed to be this film, would shoot in Sydney and throughout New South Wales.[18] By the end of the month, it was reported filming would not begin until Eternals was finished shooting.[19]

On June 17, 2019, That Hashtag Show reported that Ludi Lin and Ross Butler were among the actors that Marvel Studios was interested in meeting to discuss the title role and that Marvel Studios was also interested in meeting Donnie Yen for an unidentified role.[20]

On July 20, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige revealed that the title of the film would be Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and that it was scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2021. It was also announced that Simu Liu would play the title character, while Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Awkwafina would appear in the film as the real Mandarin and an undisclosed character respectively.[21]

On July 26, 2019, it was reported that filming was expected to begin in August 2019 in Sydney.[22]

On October 26, 2019, it was reported that a portion of the filming would take place in the United States, under the working title "Steamboat".[23]

On January 8, 2020, Kevin Feige revealed that the film would begin production soon.[24]

On March 12, 2020, it was reported that first-unit production on the film was suspended as Destin Daniel Cretton had undergone self-isolation and was being tested for COVID-19.[25]

On March 13, 2020, 24 hours after stating that second-unit production on the film would still continue, Walt Disney Studios suspended production on all its live-action projects, including Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[26]

On March 17, 2020, Destin Daniel Cretton revealed through his Instagram account that he had tested negative for COVID-19.[27]

On April 3, 2020, it was announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film had been pushed back from its initial release date to May 7, 2021.[28]

On July 1, 2020, Deadline reported that filming would restart at the end of the month in Sydney, Australia.[29]

On August 2, 2020, it was reported that work was being done on a set and that filming would resume in the following days.[30]

On September 23, 2020, it was announced that the film had been pushed back from its May 7, 2021 release date to July 9, 2021.[31]

On October 24, 2020, Destin Daniel Cretton and Simu Liu announced that the film had wrapped filming.[32][33]

On December 10, 2020, during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige revealed the full cast of the film.[3]

On March 23, 2021, it was announced that the film had been pushed back from its July 9, 2021 release date to September 3, 2021.[34]

On March 31, 2021, Deadline reported that Dallas Liu had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[35]

On April 19, 2021, it was revealed that Dallas Liu would portray young Shang-Chi in the film.[5] It was also revealed that Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham had co-written the film's screenplay.[2]

On May 13, 2021, Bob Chapek announced that the film would have a theatrical window of 45 days.[36]

On June 24, 2021, during an episode of NBA Countdown, the film's official trailer was released and it revealed that Benedict Wong would be reprising his Marvel Cinematic Universe role of Wong and that Abomination would appear in the film.[10]



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