Simu Liu Destin mentions Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the next big repetition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Superhero in Level of the Ten Rings. Liu’s superhero character received a positive response from critics (92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes). Some say it was one of the best entries ever in the MCU.
Apart from being a whole fun, exciting movie with wonderfully crafted action sequences, it also provides much needed updates for the superhero.
Liu told IndianExpress.com that when he read Shang-chi comics before filming to understand the character, Dustin (the director) said they wanted to create a brand new character with that name.
The actor says there are “certain things” in the original Shang-Chi comics that don’t work today from an Asian-American perspective.
“The comics were written by whites. And they did not necessarily understand the authentic Asian-American experience. So the character that came out … he did not seem to be three – dimensional. We felt that this story about the family was more important than the pursuit of comic books or being authentic to the basics.
Liu also described the joy of clearly writing a distinctive character, even though it was written in a template style. He says dressing up for the first time can feel “unbelievable”.
“I know it’s very rare for an Asian person to wear a superhero costume, there really aren’t many,” he said. We were able to refresh a 50-year-old, slightly outdated character. I’m really excited to see the world. ”
Also released Friday are Tony Leung, Aquafina, Mengir Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Muntinu, Benedict Wang, and Michelle Yo, Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings.