Meet the Cast of Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
As part of the massive reveals of upcoming projects at the 2020 Disney Investors Day, Marvel has officially revealed the full main cast of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. One of the most anticipated movies on the upcoming Marvel slate, the movie will star Simu Liu as the title character, a martial arts master and the first Asian superhero to lead a Marvel movie. We're finally learning more about who will join him in his first movie, set for a July 9, 2021 release, even though the details of several character are still top-secret. Get your first peek at the full cast and which characters you can expect to see!
Simu Liu as Shang-Chi
Liu, best known so far for his role on the sitcom Kim's Convenience, will lead the new movie as Shang-Chi, a martial arts master who gets drawn into the dangerous world he left behind when the Ten Rings terrorist organization comes calling.
Tony Leung as Wenwu
Hong Kong superstar Leung is set to play Wenwu, aka the Mandarin, the leader of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The character was teased as far back as Iron Man 3, where the plot revolved around a "fake" Mandarin who, it was later revealed, earned the ire of the real deal for impersonating him.
Awkwafina as Katy
The popular comedian will appear in the movie as Katy, a friend of Shang-Chi who gets sucked into the dangers of his world and has to figure out how to make it through this unfamiliar landscape. Awkwafina also happens to be one of three Crazy Rich Asians stars to be cast in this movie — more in a moment . . .
Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan
Yeoh is, to put it simply, a movie icon, so it's especially exciting to see her on the cast list. She's playing Jiang Nan, a character whose backstory and role in the film has yet to be revealed. She returns to action-adventure films, the genre in which she rocketed to stardom, after starring in comedies like Crazy Rich Asians and Last Christmas over the past few years.
Ronny Chieng as Jon Jon
You probably recognize Chieng from his role as the over-ambitious Eddie Cheng in Crazy Rich Asians. He'll be playing Jon Jon, another still-unknown character.
Meng'er Zhang as Xialing
Although most of the cast members have major movie experience, Meng'er Zhang is a relative newcomer, set to play the role of Xialing.
Fala Chen as Jiang Li
Chen, best known for her roles in several Hong Kong drama series, will be playing the character of Jiang Li. American audiences got their first real glimpse of her acting talents in the HBO thriller The Undoing.
Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist
The Romanian boxer, who previously starred in 2018's Creed II, joins the cast as supervillain Razor Fist. In the comics, several different individuals have taken on the title of Razor Fist, but all of them have been pitted against Shang-Chi at some point in time. Marvel hasn't revealed yet which iteration of the villain will appear in the movie.