The highly secretive Marvel Studios has finally revealed the full cast of the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Marvel Studios’ Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige made the announcement on Thursday (Dec 10) at Disney’s Investor Day presentation.
Even though the production has wrapped and some of the actors were spotted on the set (hello, Fala Chen!), Marvel never publicly acknowledged that their involvement. (Not too long ago, 8days.sg asked this actor about it but was told not to mention “any of the Marvel stuff” in the story because “they get pretty weird about it".)
Officially, we only know that Simu Liu is Shang-Chi and Tony Leung Chiu-Wai is his nemesis, simply known as The Mandarin. Well now, we know The Mandarin also goes by Wenwu.
The rest of the cast includes Awkwafina as Katy, Meng’er Zhang as Xialing, Michelle Yeong as Jiang Chan, Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon, Fala Chen as Jiang Li, and Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist.
The movie — the first Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment to be headlined by an Asian superhero — is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, and is slated to open in cinemas here on July 8, 2021.
Other news Feige shared that day:
/The studio confirmed that they will not recast the role of T’Challa for Black Panther 2. The character was originally played by Chadwick Boseman who passed away in August.
/Spider-Man: Far From Home director Jon Watts will be involved in the Fantastic Four reboot.
/Christian Bale is playing the villain Gorr the God Butcher in Thor: Love and Thunder.
/ The Ant-Man threequel is officially called Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. New cast members include Kathryn Newton (Freaky) and Jonathan Majors, who will play the time-travelling villain Kang the Conqueror.
/ Ms Marvel star Iman Vellani will join Brie Larson in Captain Marvel 2, due Nov 2022.
/ In addition to directing 2023’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3, James Gunn will also write and direct the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, set to debut in 2022 on Disney+.
/ And speaking of Disney+, Marvel dropped footage of Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Solder, WandaVision, and What If…?
/ Mark Ruffalo will reprise the role of Bruce Banner aka The Incredible Hulk, in She-Hulk opposite Tatiana Maslany (who’d earlier denied that she’s in the show). Tim Roth will also reprise the role of Abomination that he played in 2008’s Incredible Hulk (the one with Edward Norton).
/ The studio also announced four new Disney+ series — Secret Invasion and Armour Wars, starring Samuel L Jackson and Don Cheadle, respectively; Ironheart, about a young teen who reverse-engineers Tony Stark’s Iron Man armour; and I am Groot, a series of shorts featuring Baby Groot.
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