Michelle Yeoh reportedly in talks to join Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi
According to Comic Book, Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh is reportedly in talks to portray a new MCU character in Marvel Studiosâ first Asian-led superhero movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Yeoh made her first appearance in the MCU as Aleta Ogord in 2018âs Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Yeoh is best known for her roles in iconic films such as Tomorrow Never Dies, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha and the acclaimed romantic comedy smashÂ Crazy Rich Asians. She will next be seen in James Cameronâs long-in development Avatar Sequels, and in the action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake starring alongside Karen Gillan and Lena Headey.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be led by Canadian actorÂ Simu Liu (Blood and Water, Taken), who is set to take on the titular hero in Marvel Studiosâ first Asian superhero-led movie. Joining Liu are Golden Globe-winning actress Awkwafina (The Farewell) and renowned Hong Kong actor Tony Leung, who portraying the role of The Mandarin.
Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984, Zombieland 2, Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse 2) wrote the script and Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12) is attached to direct the project.Â Marvel’s goal with the film is to introduce a hero who blends Asian and Asian American themes, crafted by Asian and Asian American filmmakers.
Filming is expected to begin this early this year in Australia for a scheduled February 12, 2021 release.
Shang-Chi, also known as The Master of Kung Fu, was first introduced in the pages ofÂ Special Marvel EditionÂ #15 back in 1973 after theyâd failed to obtain the rights to the then-popular TV seriesÂ Kung Fu, which starred David Carradine. A master of fighting, Shang-Chi eventually gains the ability to create an infinite amount of replicas of himself. AfterÂ Special Marvel EditionÂ changed its name to The Hands ofÂ Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu, the character went on to appear in issues ofÂ Marvel Team-UpÂ andÂ Marvel Two-in-One.Â Heâs also been a member ofÂ The AvengersÂ andÂ Heroes for Hire, the latter alongside fellow kungÂ fu mastersÂ Daughters of the Dragon.
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