Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ Cast Reveals Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh


Marvel Studios has revealed the full cast of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings,” its first Asian-led superhero film.

Starring Chinese Canadian actor Simu Liu, “Shang-Chi” will open in theaters on July 9, 2021, after being pushed back twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At the Disney Investor Day presentation on Thursday, Marvel President Kevin Feige announced the casting of Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan.

Wenwu, believed to be Shang-Chi’s father, is the leader of the terrorist organization 10 Rings.

Shang-Chi must “confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization,” Marvel said.

Katy is Shang-Chi’s friend, while Jiang Nan’s role is yet to be revealed.

Cast members include Fala Chen as Jiang Li, Meng’er Zhang as Xialing, Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon and Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist.

Last week, Liu went viral after sharing photos of his Marvel bodybuilding journey. He tweeted following the cast announcement, “Are you ready for this cast or what?”


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The actor also took to social media to celebrate the filming’s wrap-up in late October.

“Nine months from now we will break records and make history as the first superhero movie to feature an ALL-ASIAN cast that kicks so much a** it’s not even funny,” Liu wrote. “Well — that’s a lie, actually, it’s quite funny too.”

Simu Liu (lower left corner) and the team behind “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings.” Image via Simu Liu

Yeoh, who’s also making headlines for her role in “Star Trek: Discovery” as Terran Emperor Philippa Georgiou, recently applauded Marvel for making an Asian-led superhero movie.

“I am very, very happy that finally we have our own superhero,” Yeoh told BBC News. “You have Black Panther, right? You even have the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow.”

“Finally, yes! Shang-Chi,” she added.

Fans have high hopes for the film.

Feature Images via @simuliu (left), Getty (center, right)

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