Wednesday, September 01, 2021

"Shang-Chi" - The 'Abomination'

Featuring Marvel Comics' super-villain the 'Abomination', Marvel Studios "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings", directed by Destin Daniel Cretton stars 'Xi Jinping' look-alike Simu Liu as "...a former Chinese assassin", with Awkwafina, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung, opening in theaters September 3, 2021:

"When 'Shang-Chi' is drawn into the clandestine 'Ten Rings' organization , he is forced to confront the past......

"...he thought he left behind.

" the original Marvel Comics story, 'Shang-Chi' aka 'rising and advancing spirit' was born in Honan province, China...

"...the son of crime lord 'Fu Manchu' and an unknown American woman. 

"Trained privately by masters of various disciplines, Shang had limited contact with his parents.

"His father told him his training was being directed towards a great humanitarian goal, as Fu Manchu believed he was a generous philanthropist. But when the time came for Shang to face the outside world and carry out this mission, he was transported to England, where his mission was assassination.

"He knew nothing other than to honor his father with complete loyalty and he killed who he was told was an evil man.

"British secret agent 'Sir Dennis Nayland-Smith' arrived on the scene in time to catch Shang, but unable to hold him. On the run, Shang sought out his mother, now living in London. 

"She told him the truth about Fu Manchu's life of crime and evil. Shang swore to his mother that he would become his father's enemy, and do whatever it would take to topple his evil empire..."

"'Shang-Chi'. We've wanted to make that movie for a long time," said Marvel Studios Kevin Feige. " much more than a 'Kung Fu' movie. But it has elements of that, which we're excited about.

"Every time we do a movie, we hope it's going to succeed so that we can make another movie. That's always the idea."

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