Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an upcoming movie. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi. The release date shifted to February 2021 from May 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The comic has been changed with the film as part 4 of the Marvel Comics Universe.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings tells the story of Marvel’s greatest martial artists. In the comics, Shang-Chi is a highly trained fighter and lived in a sheltered home of his father,Fu Manchu. He was the head of a powerful criminal empire. After realizing what kind of person his father was so he escaped and began to experience the outside world. Along his journey, Shang-Chi was swept up in a life of espionage and forced to fight Fu Manchu’s empire.
Who will be the villen in this movie?
Mandarin will be seen as the villain in this film. The Mandarin was created by Stan Lee and Don Heck. First appeared in Tales of Suspense #50(1964) while the character was first mentioned in the movie Iron Man 3 named “The Mandarin“. Revealed to be an impostor named Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley). Later was implied that the Chinese warlord was real and this movie will be his first big-screen appearance. In this movie, he’s a Chinese aristocrat and who’s a brilliant scientist .Also a superhumanly skilled martial artist. His real power comes from the ten rings he wears on his hands.
Aside from his impressive brain and skill in various martial arts. The Mandarin also utilizes ten rings each have a different special ability. Ranging from emitting cold waves to rearranging matter. Mandarin discovered the rings at the wreckage of a ship. It belongs to a dragon-like alien from Maklu IV named Axonn-Karr. And he villain figured out how to mentally link with them. The Mandarin used his new-found power to become a feared crime lord.
In the comics, Shang-Chi raised in isolation by his father and tries to become a perfect killing machine. Fu Manchu indoctrinated him while he believed his father was a benevolent man. It’s only after he reluctantly kills a man that Shang-Chi realizes his father is evil.
The film will divert from the comics story and Marvel Studios may surprise the fans his biggest change yet.