Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (film)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (film) The second film in “Phase 4” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shang-Chi, having adopted the name Shaun, is living in San Francisco and working as a parking valet when a group of assassins takes a pendant that his mother gave him when he was young. Along with his best friend, Katy, he journeys to Macau to warn his sister Xialing that danger is coming for her, as well. Confronting the past he thought he left behind, Shang-Chi is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization, led by his estranged father, and realizes he must stop him and his cabal. Released September 3, 2021, also in 3-D and IMAX, after a September 1 international release. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. Stars Simu Liu (Shaun/Shang-Chi), Tony Leung (Xu Wenwu), Awkwafina (Katy), Fala Chen (Li), Meng’er Zhang (Xialing), Florian Munteanu (Razor Fist), Ronny Chieng (Jon Jon), Michelle Yeoh (Ying Nan). 140 min. Filmed in wide-screen format in San Francisco and Sydney. Shang-Chi was a fairly obscure character created by Marvel Comics in the 1970s. Nominated for an Academy Award (Visual Effects).