Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now playing in theaters and it features a vast cast of MCU newcomers. However, there are a couple of familiar faces featured in the film, including Wong (Benedict Wong) and Abomination (Tim Roth). Fans knew the duo would be appearing in the film once the trailers featured a fight between Abomination and Wong. In the movie, the showdown between the two characters took place at the Golden Daggers Club, a fight club run by Shang-Chi's sister, Xialing (Meng'er Zhang). In a new photo shared by production designer, Sue Chan, Wong is seen posing in front of a cool Wong/Abomination poster.
"Behind the scenes @shangchi on the fight club set with @wongrel Thanks to @destindaniel for sharing this great photo with me and to our great graphics team led by Brian Carlin with Ken Lau creating the magnificent Asian street art for Xialing's Golden Dagger club," Chan wrote. You can check out the photo below:
Director Destin Daniel Cretton recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and shared that he and his team had considered using other characters before landing on Abomination versus Wong.
"How we arrive at ideas is so hard to trace back to where they began," Cretton explained. "Abomination was just a result of twenty-to-thirty what-ifs. And then we landed on a pairing that felt really great, but it was also a pairing that made sense to what's happening in the MCU around the time of our movie. So there are definite links happening that you will pick up on if you're involved with everything else that's happening in the MCU."
Producer Jonathan Schwartz previously shared his take on why Abomination was the right fit for Shang-Chi when speaking with ComicBook.com
"We love that moment. We sort of knew, Destin and I, that there had to be a big, kind of showcasing fight between two known characters in there, and it just became this big talk w th us in talking about who made sense, and who'd be cool, and who we would think it would be a good fight between," Schwartz said. "And we ended up with wanting Abomination because it seemed to make the most story sense for where we're going to find him in this universe, and also, just be a cool, awesome fight. And it fell along those lines, like it was a good time to refresh Abomination's look. We haven't seen him for a while, so I think everyone was excited to kind of see him at all in weird glory."
Schwartz also teased that we haven't seen the last of Abomination. All will be revealed," Schwartz said. "All will be revealed."
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now playing in theaters.