Disney has revealed a pair of new clips of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the upcoming Marvel film set to release in theatres on Friday, September 3.
The first clip is a new TV spot airing now, detailing a short look at the rise of Shang-Chi, played by Simu Liu. Interestingly, the spot opens with the line “You were a product of all who came before you,” while playing clips of Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. It’s seemingly meant to indicate the passing of the torch from the old guard to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The second clip shows a brief section of a fight scene from the film, featuring Shang-Chi escaping from a host of assailants on scaffolding. The scene features some inventive choreography that plays with the wooden beams on the scaffolding. You can see the full clip below.
For those unfamiliar, Shang-Chi is based on the comic book of the same name, with the character first appearing in 1973 before getting his own solo series in 1983. Here’s the official description of the film from Disney,
“Marvel Studios’ ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ stars Simu Liu as Shang–Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan, and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu, Shang-Chi’s father; as well as Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Yuen Wah, Ronny Chieng, Zach Cherry, and Dallas Liu. “
Despite other studios deciding to move or delay their films with the Delta variant of COVID-19, Disney has decided to keep Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on track for September 3. Disney also struck a deal with exhibitors to keep the film in theatre for 45 days, meaning it won’t be streaming on Disney+ until the week of October 18th, at the earliest. It’ll be interesting to see how Shang-Chi performs in the box office, as other big films, like The Suicide Squad, fell below expectations in terms of performance.