Shang-Chi Teaser Trailer Teaches Marvel Fans How to Pronounce the New Superhero’s Name


Shang-Chi has a brand new teaser. With simply over three weeks to go for the subsequent Marvel movie’s launch, Disney and Marvel Studios have unveiled a brand new 30-second teaser trailer — it is meant to be a TV spot, primarily — that provides us a bit of latest motion footage alongside a pronunciation lesson. The latter factor entails Shang-Chi’s (Simu Liu) American finest good friend Katy (Awkwafina), who struggles to say his identify appropriately regardless of repeated directions. It looks as if Marvel is talking to the viewers right here too, in a approach instructing them how to pronounce the identify of its newest superhero.

“All my life, I’ve tried to forget my past: my dad, and the Ten Rings,” Shang-Chi (Liu) says in the new Shang-Chi teaser, as we see a younger Shang-Chi (Jayden Tianyi Zhang) coaching by being overwhelmed with sticks. Elsewhere, his dad Wenwu/ The Mandarian (Tony Leung) tells him: “You were meant for greatness. Don’t hide who you really are.” There’s a brand new shot of Wenwu delivering a rotating flying kick to his son’s face, and slow-mo pictures of Shang-Chi dodging Razor Fist’s (Florian Munteanu) blades.

The new Shang-Chi trailer additionally teases a legendary land with phoenixes, earlier than ending on Shang-Chi utilizing the Ten Rings. Post the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings title card, we’re thrown into the aforementioned pronunciation lesson. Katy fails to get it proper — she both emphasises the improper consonants or omits the “g” — prompting Shang-Chi to spell it out for her: “S, H, A, N, G—Shang.” She does not get it although, as she replies: “That’s what I said.”

In addition to Liu, Awkwafina, Leung, and Munteanu, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings additionally stars Meng’er Zhang as Shang-Chi’s estranged sister Xialing, Fala Chen as Jiang Li whose character particulars have not been revealed, Benedict Wong as Wong (from Doctor Strange), Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan who’s a guardian of a legendary metropolis (possible the one with phoenixes), Ronny Chieng as Shang-Chi’s good friend Jon Jon, and Jade Xu as a Widow (from Black Widow). Abomination returns from The Incredible Hulk, but it surely’s not identified if Tim Roth performs him. The masked villain Death Dealer can be a part of Shang-Chi.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is out September 3 in cinemas worldwide. While there are murmurs of delays due to rising COVID-19 circumstances in the US due to the Delta variant — Sony Pictures held off on a launch date for Venom: Let There Be Carnage in the new trailer — Disney appears assured that Shang-Chi will launch, as the new teaser carries the September 3 launch date. A launch date for India has not been set, at the same time as different studios announce their slates.


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