‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ Punches Audiences With New Trailer


A new trailer for Shang-Chi is here!


After advertising it earlier today, Marvel delivered on their promise and have released the second (and maybe final) trailer for their upcoming post-Widow theatrical release: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Let’s get to it already:



The trailer has showcased a number of surprises, but perhaps two of the biggest ones came at the end, with the appearance of Abomination (portrayed by Tim Roth, and last seen in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk, soon to be seen in She-Hulk next year) and Wong (portrayed by Benedict Wong, last seen in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame). These sorts of connections should help tie the film closer to the Marvel Cinematic Universe rather than have it serve as a complete standalone.


This is the second comic-book movie trailer we get this week, after the release of the final trailer for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, and it shouldn’t surprise us. The first franchise movie of the summer, F9, is being released on Friday, and it looks like studios are going back to their ways and are releasing their big trailers with the big releases. And we are here for it!


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu (Taken TV series) as the first Asian-American on-screen superhero, with a supporting cast which consists of Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, or Crazy Rich Asians), and Tony Leung (In the Mood for Love) as the Mandarin, among others. It is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12), from a script written by Dave Callaham (Zombieland: Double Tap, Wonder Woman 1984). Kevin Feige is producing, of course.


The movie is scheduled for a September 3, 2021, release date, two months after Black Widow and two months before Eternals. As of today, it looks like it will be a theatrical-only release.