Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics featuring the character Shang-Chi. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
Marvel Studios has just released its newest movies, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. it is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a screenplay he wrote with Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham, from a story by Cretton and Callaham.
The movie in stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi alongside Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung.
Here are some interesting facts from the making of the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
- Awkwafina’s Neck Sprain
Actress role of Awkwafina suffered a sprained neck while undergoing the process of filming in Australia. Since the beginning of filming, the owner of the real name Nora Lum was not burdened with physical preparation like Simu Liu.
Luckily, Awkwafina did not suffer serious injuries until filming ended.
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- Actress Awkwafina learn archery and drifting
In order to fulfill the quality of acting in this film, Awkwafina also learned archery and drifting. He even had time to go to the race track to learn how to speed on the streets.
“Of course I learned archery. I also went to the race track and learned how to drift,” said Awkwafina at the Shang-Chi global press conference, recently.
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- Kevin Feige (President of Marvel Studios) Reason
Simu Liu was not chosen to be Shang-Chi just because he frequently tweets on Marvel’s Twitter account. Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, explained that it was Simu Liu’s acting qualities that led him to get the role.
“It’s all because of your acting skills, your consistent professionalism, and the number of meetings and readings you attended that led to you getting the role,” said Kevin Feige.
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- The power of Shang-Chi
Director Daniel Destin Cretton explains the main reason why Shang-Chi will be accepted by fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Shang-Chi is a superhero film that doesn’t require the main character to have chemicals in order to have super powers. The journey of the main character to find identity and grow up with all the failures makes this film very human for fans all over the world to enjoy.
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- Filming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
A film based on Shang-Chi entered development in 2001, but work did not begin in earnest until December 2018 when Callaham was hired. Cretton joined in March 2019, with the project fast-tracked as Marvel’s first film with an Asian lead. The film’s title and primary cast were announced that July, revealing the film’s connection to the Mandarin (Leung) and his Ten Rings organization previously appeared throughout the MCU. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first Marvel Studios film with an Asian director and a predominantly Asian cast.
Filming began in February 2020 but was put on hold in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in August before completing in October, with additional shooting occurring in Sydney and San Francisco.
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premiered in Los Angeles on August 16, 2021, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on September 3, as part of Phase Four of the MCU. The film received positive reviews from critics, praising the film’s choreography, its exploration and representation of Asian culture, and Leung’s performance.