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Marvel Studios Developing Asian Superhero Film ‘Shang-Chi’

doctornick

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The teaser did not captivate me either, but I actually feel like it's like that for most of the MCU teasers. The earliest Black Panther one - which this has been compared to a lot - also seemed rather pedestrian to me and it ended up being a great film. I'm also not much of a fan of martial arts films, so that action stuff doesn't necessarily entice me, but I'm sure it will be well choreographed.

I think the biggest issue with Shang-Chi in general is that we have gotten no Marvel easter egg hinting to it before - except to the extent that the Ten rings/Mandarin has been around which is pretty subtle and over time/not recent - and so it seems less "connected". That said, I'm actually probably more intrigued to learn how they will connect it to the MCU at large, as you know there will be some specific stuff. And it won't be a generic king fu movie because at the very least you'll have the Mandarin using the powers of his rings. I also wonder if the Blip will come into play about the father/son relationship or the functioning of the Ten Rings in some way

I do love that the MCU is continuing to explore other genres of film. Helps give different films a unique "flavor".
 

DCLcruiser

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The teaser did not captivate me either, but I actually feel like it's like that for most of the MCU teasers. The earliest Black Panther one - which this has been compared to a lot - also seemed rather pedestrian to me and it ended up being a great film. I'm also not much of a fan of martial arts films, so that action stuff doesn't necessarily entice me, but I'm sure it will be well choreographed.

I think the biggest issue with Shang-Chi in general is that we have gotten no Marvel easter egg hinting to it before - except to the extent that the Ten rings/Mandarin has been around which is pretty subtle and over time/not recent - and so it seems less "connected". That said, I'm actually probably more intrigued to learn how they will connect it to the MCU at large, as you know there will be some specific stuff. And it won't be a generic king fu movie because at the very least you'll have the Mandarin using the powers of his rings. I also wonder if the Blip will come into play about the father/son relationship or the functioning of the Ten Rings in some way

I do love that the MCU is continuing to explore other genres of film. Helps give different films a unique "flavor".
I saw a rumor that the movie takes place during the blip, since Ant-Man isn't involved (the movie is in San Fran), but that could be wrong.
 

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST

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My thoughts...

1) Moving from rings to bracelets helps to differentiate them from the infinity stones which were mostly worn on knuckles (close to rings).

2) Bracelets can be sold as toys w/o risk of choking or being too small to notice. Plus, bracelets can be sold to a wide range of ages and even at Alex and Ani/Pandora to adults/teens.

*****

Now, regarding the super power aspect, it appears in the trailer that the rings give the wearer the ability to control elements, example shown is water. So... that could lead to a more supernatural/powerful capability for Shang-Chi if in the end he gets the rings. Plus, there are foo-dogs lol.
So he is battling Captain Planet?
 

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