It’s been nearly two years since Marvel officially cast Kim’s Convenience star, Simu Liu for the first Asian superhero movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Today, we finally got the first peek of the movie from its first official trailer—and did we mention you get to see the actor doing his own stunts?
Released last night on April 19 to celebrate Liu’s 32 birthday, the movie stars Chinese-Candian actor, Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, a young martial artist who spent his childhood training to be an assassin under his father Wenwu of the Ten Rings terrorist organisation. Asian-American actress, Awkwafina plays Katy, Shang-Chi’s close friend who isn’t aware of his martial arts skills and background.
The trailer shows Shang-Chi living a normal life as a valet attendant in San Francisco, drinking and singing karaoke with his friends when Wenwu’s voice booms over, asking the hero “I gave you ten years to live your life...and where did that get you?”. From then, the trailer transitions into montages of the Ten Rings organisation, and closes with an exciting bus scene where Shang Chi double-kicks two bad guys in front of Katy, cueing her stunned “Who are you?!”