As a special treat for star Simu Liu on his birthday, Marvel Studios dropped the first trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings in a surprise move this Monday morning. Seeing as we only just got a new Black Widow preview a couple of weeks ago, we weren’t expecting our first look at the second film of the MCU’s Phase 4 so soon. But, now that it’s here, it promises to be another awesome chapter in the never-ending franchise.
And social media is exploding with excited reactions. First of all, Liu lost it on Twitter when he realized the trailer had been released several weeks early as a present to him. His string of incomprehensible letters is pretty much how every Marvel fan felt when they discovered the news.
GHUUFXDTGVXDFGHVCDDTGHUIKKBVCDSTYGHJHGGHHJBVGGFYFYGUBIH THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/j1FD3Frpoo
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) April 19, 2021
Instantly in love.
— max ᗢ ۞ (@wandasquinn) April 19, 2021
? ? Yesss! looking forward to this!! The action choreography looks slick as! Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Official Teaser trailer here: https://t.co/8ltqyZbvLN#Marvel #Trailer #ShangChi #Movies #Films #Superhero #Fan #Love #ComicBook #NewMovies pic.twitter.com/o7jXPimyYP
— Movie Reliquary (@MovieReliquary) April 19, 2021
— Garon Odom (@GaronOdom) April 19, 2021
It could have some of the MCU’s best ever action scenes.
— zach (@civiiswar) April 19, 2021
There’s lots to love.
Hey nerds! ?? #ShangChi Trailer REACTION!
— Matkat83 (@MatKat83) April 19, 2021
good morning everyone how r we feeling abt the shang chi trailer ?? I LOVE IT im so excited to see the movie
— beth! | tfatws era (@60swanda) April 19, 2021
The franchise is visually evolving.
— daniel⭐ (@dannyonfilm) April 19, 2021
Sorry, Iron Fist, you’ve already been outsold.
— T'Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03) April 19, 2021
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— leann || tfatws spoilers !! (@moonchildloki) April 19, 2021
“ANOTHER MARVEL MASTERPIECE IS COMING!!”
— natalia ✪ (@marvelsfalcon) April 19, 2021
No, YOU can’t wait to watch it.
— rey ? | sambucket era (@sexyxseabass) April 19, 2021
Shang-Chi is the first Asian-led movie in the MCU – an important first after 25 films – and judging by this teaser trailer, it looks like director Destin Daniel Cretton has managed to pull off one of the most visually striking and unique entries in the franchise to date. A mash-up of superhero cinema and classic martial arts flicks? Give it to us now!
As well as showcasing birthday boy Liu in action, the footage also offers us our long-awaited first glimpse at the Mandarin in the MCU. Yes, after being teased since 2008’s Iron Man, the supervillain’s finally been unveiled. As played by Tony Leung, the character has been reimagined from the comics as Shang-Chi’s father. Meanwhile, Awkwafina looks to be just as much fun as ever as Katy, our hero’s friend who accidentally becomes swept up in his world.
Don’t miss Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings when it drops in theaters this September 3rd.