At San Diego Comic-Con, Liu was announced as the star in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but he had only found out a mere two days prior that he was taking on the role. “Let’s just take this guy, an ordinary guy, living in Toronto. Let’s tell him he’s going to be in the next Marvel movie and give him four days to prep for it,” the Kim’s Convenience actor explained at the conference.
Now that the craziness is over, the work begins.
There is so much at stake here; we are fighting for our identity, for our right to be seen, to BELONG.
Eternally grateful to Marvel, to Kevin, Jonathan and Destin for this gift. @awkwafina LET’S GET TO WORK BABYYYYY!!!
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) July 21, 2019
Shang-Chi is known as the Master of Kung Fu in the Marvel Comics, and the character is a half-Chinese, half-American hero that writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin created in 1973. The forthcoming film is set to be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.