Marvel Studios has brought online new footage from the anticipated Shang-Chi movie, opening in theaters on September 3, 2021. You can check out the new promo using the player below.
Simu Liu plays the film’s title character, Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
The cast is rounded out by Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, and Ronny Chieng.
Fully titled Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige. Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serve as executive producers.
“Shang-Chi’s main problem in his life is rooted in not knowing who he really is,” said Cretton previously.
He added: “He has to learn how to own every part of himself. If he doesn’t allow himself to look at all of it — the good, the bad, the light and the dark — and to own it all, he won’t be able to reach his full potential.”
David Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the movie.
Shang-Chi was first seen in Special Marvel Edition #15 in 1973 and was created by Steven Engelhart and Jim Starlin. Shang-Chi fights unarmed, as well as with weapons like a gun, nunchaku and jian in the wushu style. He can also create duplicates of himself.
Shang-Chi is the son of Fu Manchu and was trained by his father and his father’s instructors in martial arts, eventually realizing that Fu Manchu isn’t a good man. Shang-Chi has also been an Avenger.
Shang-Chi has worked with Iron Fist, The Thing, Spider-Man, Black Widow and Nick Fury, setting the character in a perfect position to join the team as Marvel Studios moves into its next phase.
The character has also also been a member of Heroes for Hire.