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Simu Liu shares martial arts preview for Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi movie

By Argie Aguja Published Dec 25, 2020 2:25 am

Upcoming Marvel film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is still months away from hitting theaters but its lead star, actor Simu Liu, has got a Christmas present for fans—an early preview of the sizzling martial arts goodness complete with hand-to-hand combat with kicks to spare.

In his official Twitter account, Liu posted a 56-second clip of an action sequence between him and fellow actors Zac Wang and Vi-Dan Tran. Based on the clip’s stamp, the sequence was shot in Sydney, Australia December 1, 2019. The video is labeled as a ‘two-hour test fight’ with a short caption.

Within just a day since posting, Liu’s tweet garnered 953 retweets, 363 quote tweets and 6,800 likes.

Fans of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings were quick to express delight and excitement for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film, as evidenced by a barrage of tweets serving as stamps of their approval.

Twitter user @JeyDoubleYew tweeted “Shang-Chi is going to be bad-ass!,” @lastlineshow said “Absolutely love this.” @nathchamdani expressed “I need a full-length movie of this pls” while @butchgoth admitted “the way this joking, choreographed fight scene and camera work is better than so many major films and movies lmaooooo.”

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the 25th MCU film and the second movie in Marvel’s Phase Four. Here’s a short synopsis: Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.

The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, with the script written by David Callaham. The movie stars Simu Liu (Shang-Chi), Tony Leung (Wenwu/Mandarin), Awkwafina (Katy) Meng'er Zhang (Xialing), Michelle Yeoh (Jiang Nan) Ronny Chieng (Jon Jon), Fala Chen (Jiang Li) Florian Munteanu (Razor Fist) and Rosalind Chao as a to-be-confirmed character.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled for release on July 9, 2021.