Marvel Studios posted a treat on their Instagram today: a new teaser trailer and poster for the upcoming Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings coming to theatres this September.
Simu Liu, known for his performance as Jung Kim in the award-winning sitcom Kim’s Convenience stars as Shang-Chi, Marvel’s preeminent master of martial arts in the comics. 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 joins the cast as Shang-Chi’s friend, Katy.
The trailer serves as a short introduction to Shang-Chi as he faces off against the mysterious Ten Rings organization and its true leader, the Mandarin. The Ten Rings have been a figure lurking in the background for the entirety of the MCU, first introduced in 2008’s Iron Man (and notably spoofed by a copy-cat group in Iron Man 3). but Shang-Chi promises to reveal the actual group for the first time.
The upcoming film also takes some inspiration from the more recent Shang-Chi series of comics, which sees the martial arts master trying to enjoy life in San Francisco away from mystical and family drama, only for his old life to come crashing back.
Watch the trailer for Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings below:
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is set to mark Marvel’s return to exclusively theatrical films, debuting in theaters only on September 3rd. Note that “theaters only” means that the film won’t be available simultaneously on Disney+. Marvel’s Black Widow, due in theaters on July 9, but will also be available on Disney+ with “Premier Access,” meaning you’ll have to pay an extra fee to see it.