Who Will Play The Lead In Marvel’s First Asian Superhero Movie?

shangchi2Photo: Marvel, AMC, Golden Village

 

Are you ready for another Marvel Superhero Movie?  Chinese Shang-chi, also known as the master of Kung Fu will be coming to a theater near you!

The 1970’s comic series was modeled after Bruce Lee.

Unlike other superheroes, Shang-chi does not have superpowers.  He uses Kung Fu to stop his enemies.   Shang-chi is trained in many forms of martial arts and is the son of an international crime lord.  Unknowingly, he is being groomed by his father to become an assassin.   When Shang-chi learned this, he declared himself an enemy of his father and devoted his life to stop his criminal empire.

Following the success of Black Panther, the movie is said to be produced by an Asian Director, crew and cast.

Many names have been thrown around to play the lead.  Hong Kong-based actor Daniel Wu and Taiwanese Actor Eddie Peng, led the pack. Both are fluent in English and have been in a number of martial arts movies such as Into The Badlands and Rise Of The Legend.

Two other fan favorites included Chinese Action stars Wu Jing and Zhang Jin.

Who will make the cut?  Watch this space!

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