Wenwu gave Shang-Chi 10 years to live his life, so it’s only fitting Marvel is FINALLY giving us the first official teaser for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The trailer sees skilled martial artist Shang-Chi as he gets pulled back into the fold of the notorious Ten Rings organization where he is forced to confront the legacy of his father and the organization’s leader, Wenwu. For fans of the MCU, the Ten Rings organization was first mentioned in 2008’s Iron Man.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is also Marvel’s first film with an Asian protagonist. “I never saw myself as the hero of my own story growing up. I struggled to find any Asian characters onscreen, and there were fewer still that made me feel truly proud of my heritage,” star Simu Liu said of the film in an Instagram post on April 19. “It’s absolutely insane to think that in just over four months, we will have a @MarvelStudios movie featuring an almost ENTIRELY Asian cast, each full of rich nuance and dimensionality.” The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu/The Mandarin, Awkwafina as Katy, Fala Chen as Jiang Li, Meng’er Zhang as Xialing, Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist, Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon, and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan. You can, as Liu says, “make history” when the film premieres on Sept. 3.