Marvel is authoritatively considering Shang-Chi “another Avenger.” Back in 2014, entertainer Simu Liu took to Twitter to address Marvel Studios: “Hello Marvel, incredible occupation with Captain America and Thor. Presently what about an Asian-American saint?” after seven years, Liu has his desire, as Shang-Chi – the renowned “Expert of Kung Fu” in the funnies – enters the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fittingly enough, he’s played by Liu himself.
Shang-Chi’s introduction film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is the principal all-new franchise to dispatch in Phase 4. Coordinated by Destin Daniel Cretton, it includes the absolute best battle movement in the MCU to date, mixing heavenly activity with a story investigating a spooky, broke relational peculiarity. Before the finish of the film, Shang-Chi has looked into the MCU, entering a universe of divine beings and beasts that he won’t ever leave. Despite the fact that Shang-Chi is an independent film, it makes a huge effort to push the connection between its nominal legend and the more extensive Marvel Cinematic Universe, with genuinely liberal utilization of Benedict’s Wong. Normally, this has prompted exceptional discussion about whether or not Shang-Chi is an Avenger now.
Marvel has distributed a limited time video, “Accolade,” that seems to respond to the inquiry. It sets up an unmistakable account throughline with the legends of the past – Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, and Thor – and Shang-Chi himself. Above all, it publicizes Shang-Chi as “Marvel’s New Avenger.”
According to a showcasing point of view, it’s a good idea for Marvel to connect Shang-Chi to the Avengers. His image is absolutely not as eminent as any semblance of Iron Man and Captain America – even in the funnies it’s been some time since Shang-Chi featured in a continuous series instead of a miniseries – thus this promotion attaches him to greater, more settled brands, and especially to the actual Avengers. The trailer centers around three Avengers whose MCU experiences have reached a conclusion, and the fourth OG Avenger it references is one whose heritage is going to be passed to another; Mjolnir will be used by Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder. The reasonable ramifications is that another age of Avengers is coming, and Shang-Chi is one of them. Pleasingly, it looks like the Avengers of tomorrow will be significantly more different than the ones who previously ventured into the spotlight in 2012’s The Avengers.
There’s no genuine proof whether the Avengers actually exist in-universe in the MCU at the present time. “Supplicate nothing insane happens once more,” a school video announced in Spider-Man: Far From Home, “on the grounds that are the Avengers even a thing any longer?” But assuming the Avengers don’t as of now exist, this limited time video recommends it’s inevitable before they are improved – and Shang-Chi will be numbered among them.