Marvel Drops ‘Shang-Chi’ Trailer As Birthday Present For Actor Simu Liu
Yesterday (April 19) was actor Simu Liu’s birthday. And as the star of Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie, Liu had the intention of celebrating his birthday by giving Twitter the chance to take a first look at the movie’s teaser poster!
Whoever said that you could only RECEIVE presents on your birthday? Today, I’m giving you your VERY FIRST LOOK at the teaser poster for @ShangChi and the Legend of the Ten Rings!! Coming to theatres September 3rd (trailer drops in a few weeks). WE’RE ALMOST THERE, PEOPLE!!!! pic.twitter.com/Kzgkg8djeQ — Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) April 19, 2021
Even though it’s just one photo of the movie poster, fans were still excited because it’s Marvel after all. And given the fact that this is the first ever Asian superhero movie in the Marvel film franchise, the hype surrounding this movie has been crazy since the beginning, and fans haven’t even got to watch the movie trailer… until now!
Turns out, Marvel Studios already had plans to celebrate Liu’s birthday by pulling an uno reverse card and releasing the actual movie trailer as his birthday present!
And the best part is, Liu himself is completely unaware of this plan. So like the rest of the world, the sudden release of the movie trailer had caught the actor by surprise, and his reaction definitely mirrors ours.
WAIT WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! — Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) April 19, 2021
GHUUFXDTGVXDFGHVCDDTGHUIKKBVCDSTYGHJHGGHHJBVGGFYFYGUBIH THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/j1FD3Frpoo — Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) April 19, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings features a star-studded cast with household names like Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Ronny Chieng, Tony Leung, Fala Chen, and more.
The film also boasts an Asian filmmaking team with director Destin Daniel Cretton and screenwriter David Callaham, the latter of whom is the mastermind behind Wonder Woman 1984 and the upcoming sequel for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is expected to hit theatres 3 September. In the meantime, you can catch the movie trailer here: