Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings is an American film on a prodigious man named Shang Chi and is constructed upon Marvel Comics. The film is fabricated by Marvel Studios and dispersed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and is the 25th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, scripted and directed by Dave Callaham and Destin Daniel Cretton. The film was first aired in Los Angeles on 16th August 2021 and then on 3rd September in the U.S.
All You Need to Know About the Film
The story revolves around Shang-Chi, the son of Ying Li and Wenwu, who has a record of fighting and his band of soldiers called Ten Rings. Li is killed when Shang-Chi is 7, and Wenwu resolves to take revenge for his wife’s murder and seeks to make Shang Chi his weapon to kill the Iron Gang. With the help of the rings and Shang-Chi, who is 14 now, the Iron Gang gets defeated, but Shang-Chi too leaves for San Francisco after this brutal war and thrives there as Shaun.
But he is chased by his enemies there also and loses his pendant that Li had given to Shang-Chi. This ensures several struggles in the later half of the movie, and finally, it is seen that Xialing becomes the new commander of the Ten Rings.
Cast and Crew
The cast of Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings comprises of Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina as Katy, Meng’er Zhang as Xu Xialing, Fala Chen as Ying Li, Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist, Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan, Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery, Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu. Other side characters include- Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon, Jodi Long as Mrs Chen, Dallas Liu as Ruihua, Andy Le as Death Dealer.
Is China Not Allowing the Film’s Release?
China is the world’s second-largest movie market, but oops-it’s a NO for Why is Shang-Chi and The Legend of Ten Rings to get released. The audience has loved the film so far, but China has not allowed it to get aired there. In China, the film was supposed to be released in February 2021 and delayed due to the havoc pandemic. Since then, the film has failed to secure any place there, and yes, you heard it right, it seems that it will never get released there.
It is a first Marvel movie to date that has failed to secure any place in Chinese theatres, which can harm its global box office collection. The reason behind such an issue can be anticipated might be its cast and view of the comic series. The comic book on which the story is built is labelled as to be racist and has stereotypical issues, which has eventually led China to ban the film.
It is disheartening for the fans of Marvel Studios in China, yet it can be expected that the film will rise up as one of the best movies of 2021 and might be able to compensate its collection by getting released at the Labor Day weekend.