Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings gets a great poster design in a new fan art piece. The 25th entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe follows its Kung Fu master Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) who, after living in San Francisco for ten years, is forced to confront his past and the underground Ten Rings ruled by his father, The (real) mandarin. Much like director Ryan Coogler Black Panther, Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi represents a huge step forward for on-screen diversity with a predominantly Asian and Asian-American cast led by Liu and including Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh and Fala Chen.
Shang-Chi would have been the third film released as part of Marvel’s Phase 4; However, as was the case with many films in the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has forced it to be repeatedly delayed, which has only heightened fan anticipation. The film is now slated for a theatrical release on September 3, followed by a Disney + release 45 days later, more than a year after its original release date. In April, Marvel unveiled the first poster for Shang-Chi before surprising everyone by dropping the first trailer on Liu’s 32nd birthday. This trailer features a global, century-old epic that seems to feature some of the MCU’s best action sequences to date.
Digital artist, Nicolas Tétreault-Abel, recently published a Shang-Chi Instagram poster design. The play sees his hero surrounded by ten rings and secondary characters above a fight with the Servant of Death in a Chinese setting. Check it out below:
Aside from the MCU’s much-publicized multiverse, Shang-Chi will arguably expand the lore of the universe more than any Phase 4 movie; introduce the Ten Rings story, reestablish the Mandarin, and potentially reboot Marvel characters like Iron Fist. The people involved in the project aim to live up to the legacy of the main character as well as the cultural impact. Liu reportedly did the majority of his own stunts, and Cretton cited Jackie Chan and Ang Lee Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon as influences for Shang-Chi, paying homage to martial arts films of yesteryear.
In the three months before the release of Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, fans will likely get all kinds of new information, footage and images. Since the first poster only featured Liu in a comic book costume, it’s not hard to imagine the next one reminiscent of the one above. Hopefully everything Marvel Studios and Disney unveil next continues to be as breathtaking as anything we’ve seen so far.
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Source: Nicolas Tétreault-Abel
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