New SHANG-CHI Trailer Highlights The Ten Rings (VIDEO)

Marvel’s latest SHANG-CHI preview teases the ten rings mythology and Shang-Chi’s daddy issues.

Oh, so that’s what the ten rings are.

For those unfamiliar with the mythology, the new trailer for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a nice little primer on the titular rings, what they are, how they’re used, and the mysterious ancient organization behind them.

Wrapped up in that is a complicated father / son dynamic between Wenwu (Hong Kong legend Tony Leung) and his now-adult heir Shang-Chi (rising star Simu Liu).

Unsurprisingly, there’s a lot of familiar Hero’s Journey beats here, mixed in with Marvel’s patented CGI excess, but it’s all in the service of something that (for the MCU anyway) is fresh.

Co-starring Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Raya and the Last Dragon) and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Just Mercy, Short Term 12), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens this Labor Day weekend exclusively in theaters (i.e. skipping Disney Plus) on September 3, 2021.

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