Marvel Studios has just released the full-length official trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the first Marvel movie featuring an Asian superhero character. The teaser trailer was released back in April and with this new trailer, we now are getting a better sense of where this Marvel movie is headed. The trailer is filled with fight and action scenes with all of the characters shown having more dimensions to them. Simu Liu plays Shang-Chi, a skilled martial artist who was trained to be an assassin by the Ten Rings organization since childhood. While he has tried to create a normal life for himself as an adult, he finds that he is drawn back into the clandestine Ten Rings organization and is forced to confront the past he thought he left behind.
In the trailer, we see the tumultuous relationship between Shang-Chi and his criminal father Wenwu, played by Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, along with numerous demonstrations of just how powerful the Ten Rings are. “Throughout my life, the Ten Rings gave our family power. If you want them to be yours one day, you have to show me you are strong enough to carry them,” Wenwu says. The trailer also shows Shang-Chi growing up and being trained throughout the years, with his mother Jiang Nan telling him, “You are a product of all who came before you. The legacy of your family. You are your mother, and whether you like it or not, you are also your father.” Featuring a particularly ominous shot of what appears to be a large dragon underwater before father and son clash in a battle for the ages, the trailer comes to a close. The film will open in theaters on September 3rd.
For another MCU trailer, check out the ‘Eternals’ Teaser Trailer.