2021 has proved to be a pretty formidable year for Marvel Studios, with the superhero franchise lighting up the big screen as well as Disney+. This fall, that is set to continue with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, one of the newest stories to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After debuting the first trailer of footage earlier this year, Marvel fans have been eager to see what else is in store for the blockbuster — and now, it looks like they've got their wish. The second full trailer for Shang-Chi was released on Thursday, during NBA Countdown on ESPN ahead of the next game in the NBA Playoffs.
Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi's friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.
"To take a quote from Stan Lee, the legend himself, 'With great power there must also come great responsibility.' But I think the reason I have the platform I do is because I've leaned into my Asianness," Liu previously said of landing the role. "If you are going to ask an entire population to support you, to rally behind you and give you a platform, I won't shy away from that responsibility. I feel like we've been shying away from it as people for too long, especially the children of immigrants who are taught to keep their heads down. We have reached the limit of that philosophy."
"The transition from, basically, assassin to a hero, an indomitable will, and a sort of religious discipline, basically," Shang-Chi co-creator Jim Starlin previously told ComicBook.com's Phase Zero podcast. "I think those are the three elements that make Shang-Chi more than any other character. He's basically focused on the moment and what has to be done. That focus allows him to go on without being stopped, making it very hard to stop him at least."
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set to premiere in theaters on September 3rd.