Shang-Chi Trailer Features A Surprise Appearance By A Marvel Villain
A new trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings gives us more insight and action into the upcoming Marvel movie opening on September 3 in theaters only.
We see Shang-Chi battling the criminal empire led by his forsaken father Wenwu (Tony Leung), a.k.a. the feared Mandarin, the shadowy leader of the Ten Rings organization. As we previously reported, the Ten Rings have been a figure lurking in the background for years in the MCU, first introduced in 2008’s Iron Man.
Shang-Chi is a master of numerous martial arts action unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gun, nunchaku, and jian. Awkwafina plays Shang-Chi’s friend, Katy.
The trailer treated us with a cameo — when the Abomination returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk)for a roaring cage match with Doctor Strange‘s Wong (Benedict Wong). The Abomination, played by Tim Roth, is also appearing in the upcoming Disney+ show, She-Hulk, set to premiere in 2022.
A few comments under the video on YouTube called out Abomination’s feature:
“Marvel sneaking in Abomination vs Wong at 1:51 was hype,” wrote one user.
Another person wrote, “Me over here loving the trailer and then Marvel surprises me, a guy who’s up to date on Marvel news and possible spoilers, and yet didn’t know about Abomination! I can never underestimate them!”
Producer Jonathan Schwartz told Entertainment Weekly that Shang-Chi has the “best action [Marvel has] ever done,” adding that “every punch is meaningful, every fighting style is meaningful, and the story is told visually in such a great way.”
Watch the latest trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings below. The film opens September 3, in theaters only (as opposed to Black Widow, which opens July 9 but will also be available for an extra fee on Disney+ that day).
Here’s what fans are saying about the second trailer for Shang-Chi on Twitter:
From leaked info they said it was a tournament to fight for ten rings. A bunch of heroes, villains, rumored mutants and martial art fighters— lonehuskyy (@Huskyan1) June 25, 2021
Shang-Chi stealing Iron Man villains and now Hulk ones 😭 pic.twitter.com/Nn5l0INZtD— Leo (@JoyAnnihilation) June 25, 2021
AN OVERSIZED ANIMAL, A BIG ASS DRAGON, THE RETURN OF ABOMINATION AND SOME CRAZY COLOURFUL RING BATTLE THING— Luke (@qLxke_) June 25, 2021
YEAH, I LOVE SHANG-CHI ALREADY pic.twitter.com/QfiJfBiHjk
Everyone when Abomination appeared in the Shang-Chi trailer: pic.twitter.com/M4jFDfpuQX— T'Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03) June 25, 2021
mfs will call shang-chi a boring character and then go to see black widow https://t.co/O4v5GVLQ4x— Neb | 🏳️🌈 (@NebsGoodTakes) June 25, 2021
the visuals of shang-chi are so stunning!! pic.twitter.com/EW0H7vftuE— kirtan ♡'s bug | loki era (@stevsbishp) June 25, 2021
Abomination vs a sorcerer? Yeah Shang-Chi is already top tier MCU pic.twitter.com/mHXOmX8xxw— T'Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03) June 25, 2021
YO WHAT— Symbiobro (@KaleeshArbiter) June 25, 2021
ABOMINATION IS IN SHANG-CHI???
AND THEY GAVE HIM THE FIN EARS pic.twitter.com/ZvXkvp1RLi
Can we appreciate our Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings newest trailer? She's badass! She's playing Jiang Nan, some sort of mentor to Shang-Chi. Can't wait to see her "kung-fu" action in this Marvel movie! ❤️🇲🇾 pic.twitter.com/HTlSmgAwVv— Jul (@zulfaqar1994) June 25, 2021
No disrespect, but the Shang-Chi ate up The Suicide Squad trailer pic.twitter.com/uuM8PVTI8O— T'Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03) June 25, 2021