Black Panther had a brutal impact on a cinematic and social level, which is why Marvel Studios wants the same to happen with Shang-Chi.
If Marvel Studios’ plans do not change, the movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be released on July 9, 2021. A film aimed at Chinese audiences that will bring the first martial arts tournament to the franchise. But they also want him to convey great respect and love for Asian culture similar to what Black Panther did with Africa. Especially so that this new story transcends beyond the cinematographic show.
Marvel Studios is doing really well in such large and powerful as the Chinese markets, although films of equipment that individual characters tend to work better. Therefore, they have decided that Shang-Chi will have a very important role in the future of the Marvel Studios Cinematic Universe. Since he will occupy a position similar to the one that Black Panther was initially supposed to have as one of the most important recurring figures, something that has changed after Chadwick Boseman passed away a few months ago. Since for now, they do not know how the fans will take over.
While Shang-Chi may not end up having the same kind of cultural, social, box office, or awards season impact as Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, at least Marvel Studios is looking to inspire the same number of people around the world.
What is the movie about?
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (The Lives of Grace, A Matter of Justice) and the cast features Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina as Katy, and Fala Chen as Jiang Li. For now, we have very few details of the story, but the protagonist is supposed to join the clandestine organization of the Ten Rings and must fight in a tournament to gain more power. In between, he must face his past. Marvel Studios will likely show the first trailer during the Super Bowl to be held on February 7.