Marvel recently dropped the first trailer for its upcoming film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which tells the story of a young man who is thrust back into a world of martial arts that he never wanted to be in to begin with. To survive and keep his friends safe, Shang-Chi must use his abilities to defeat anyone who gets in his way, including his own father.
If that description alone wasn’t enough to get you excited for the movie, don’t worry, as that was just the introduction. These are the four reasons that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be the MCU’s next standout film.
Martial Arts in the MCU
Reasons Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Will Standout
Marvel movies are filled to the brim with lots of incredible superpowers, resulting in a boatload of awesome fights that feature flying, lasers, and even sticky spider webs. When it comes down to it, though, the most memorable ones usually involve close-quarters combat.
Whether it was Captain America and Bucky vs. Iron Man in Captain American: Civil War or Thor vs. Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, there is just something extraordinary about these intimate fight scenes.
With Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, fans can expect many more of these types of fights, as its main character’s entire premise revolves around being a martial arts master. The trailer alone already shows off plenty of cool hand-to-hand encounters that could steal the show with stunning choreography.
It’ll be fun to see how Marvel approaches adapting a superhero into the MCU who has superpowers based in martial arts for the first time, as the combat techniques could result in a lot of dope fight scenes. Here’s hoping they learned from their mistakes that were made in the television universe with Danny Rand and Netflix’s Iron Fist.