Shang-Chi Crew and Cast Tout the First Lead Asian Hero in the MCU

Marvel Studios are ready to do whatever it takes to promote the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings release. The promoters have released a shiny new featurette called “Ready to Rise,” featuring director Destin Daniel Cretton, screenwriter Dave Callaham, and the rest of the cast talking about the importance of introducing an Asian superhero and Asian cultural elements into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, the video also shows some fresh footage from the upcoming movie, in addition to many behind-the-scenes clips.

“The story of Shang-Chi was very personal,” Cretton says. “I wanted to look at what a superhero could be, what it would mean to me to be able to add not only one character, Shang-Chi, but to add a whole cornucopia of Asia faces that are representing something I’ve never seen before.”

You can watch the latest Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings featurette in the player below.

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Simu Liu leads the cast as Shang-Chi, with Awkwafina as Katy, Fala Chen as Jiang Li, Meng’er Zhang as Xialing, Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist, as well as Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon, and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan. Additionally, Dallas Liu will portray the teenaged Shang-Chi in the upcoming movie.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits theaters on Sept. 3.

What do you think about the latest Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings featurette? Watch and let us know in the comments section below.

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