SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS Star Simu Liu Teases Costume; Says The Hero Could Beat The Hulk

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS Star Simu Liu Teases Costume; Says The Hero Could Beat The Hulk

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu has teased the hero's costume in the highly anticipated Marvel Studios movie, while also shedding some light on just how formidable he might be...

Well, these are fighting words (literally). 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now set to be released this July, but that's obviously dependent on what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic over the coming months. Shooting is believed to have finished on the Marvel Studios movie, though, and lead star Simu Liu didn't shy away from hyping up what fans can expect during a recent interview with Toronto Life

Asked by the interviewer how he thinks Shang-Chi would fare in a fight with Iron Man, Hulk, and Black Widow, the actor confidently replied that he sees the Master of the Martial Arts winning.

"I win! Shang-Chi. I could debate this as a fan for hours, but now that I’ve got some skin in the game, I have to think I could take any of these guys on," he exclaimed. "Shang-Chi can definitely throw a punch. As for his other skills and powers, you’ll have to wait and see." 

Liu also talked about donning Shang-Chi's superhero suit for the first time, revealing that it stands out to him as a really special moment while working on the movie. 

"Marvel has never had an Asian lead, so that was such a rare and impactful moment, for me as an actor but also for people who look like me," Liu says. "I nearly cried. It was so emotional. And then of course by the fifth day, I was like, 'Oh my god, I hate this thing, why are there so many zippers?'"

It's great to see this sort of passion from Liu, and he's clearly excited to bring Shang-Chi to the big screen. Whether it will receive a theatrical release, go straight to Disney+, or be delayed again, remains to be seen. With any luck, we should get a clearer idea of what the plan is soon. 


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back at the 10 best years for superhero movies!

10. 2002

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It was still early days for the superhero genre in 2002, but there were a couple of big films this year which resonate with fans to this day. 

Guillermo del Toro's Blade 2 is still considered a classic, and set a benchmark that the reboot starring Mahershala Ali now has to live up to. The film that really stole the show in 2002, however, was Sam Raimi's Spider-Man. Groundbreaking technology brought this iconic Stan Lee and Steve Ditko creation to life in a way which was previously unimaginable. 

Men in Black II was a low point this year, but Road to Perdition - which was based on a comic - made up for it. 

2002 was an important year that may have only had a couple of noteworthy releases, but ones which we're still talking about almost two decades later.
 

9. 2013

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2013 might not have been a year remembered for the quality of its superhero films, but the importance the year had for the genre cannot be denied. 

Yes, there were rubbish films like Kick-Ass 2, 2 Guns, and R.I.P.D. which did little to help the genre in the long run, but imagine how different both the MCU and DCEU would look without Thor: The Dark World and Man of Steel. The latter birthed the DC SnyderVerse, while the former was so bad, it led to Taika Waititi totally reinventing the God of Thunder.

Iron Man 3's portrayal of the Mandarin was divisive, but the film made it clear Marvel Studios was embracing comedy in its films after the success of Joss Whedon's The Avengers.

The Wolverine was also pretty damn great.
 

8. 2011

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Another important year, 2011 massively expanded the MCU and proved it wasn't just Iron Man who could find success in theaters.

Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor may look tame by today's standards, but a decade ago? These films knocked the socks off comic lovers across the globe. No one ever imagined Steve Rogers would work on screen, but Chris Evans successfully wielded the shield and proved everyone wrong. 

Green Lantern was a noteworthy flop this year, and sadly shelved the character to this day. 

X-Men: First Class, however, successfully rebooted that series, and while the quality would soon dip, Matthew Vaughn's casting decisions were faultless.
 

7. 2017

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Things got busy in 2017, and the quality of the superhero films we got to enjoy was incredible. 

On the Marvel side, we got Baby Groot cuteness in James Gunn's stellar Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, while Jon Watts successfully rebooted the wall-crawler's solo franchise with Spider-Man: Homecoming. That was the perfect follow-up to Captain America: Civil War, and Watts proved himself as perfect a fit for the hero as Sam Raimi.

Taika Waititi, meanwhile, was similarly successful overhauling a Marvel icon with Thor: Ragnarok.

On the DC side, Wonder Woman blew us all away, and Justice League...didn't. It turned out Joss Whedon's magic Marvel touch didn't translate in the DCEU.
 

6. 2014

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2014 wasn't a win on all fronts.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a colossal disaster, while films like Sin City: A Dame to Kill For300: Rise of an Empire, and RoboCop underwhelmed. Snowpiercer, however, was an absolute gem of a film. 

Back on the superhero side of things, James Gunn managed to put the Guardians of the Galaxy on the map with his hilarious, uplifting, and memorable take on the little-known characters. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a masterpiece of a film, and X-Men: Days of Future Past arguably remains the best X-Men film ever made.

Animated adventure Big Hero 6 - based loosely on the Marvel Comics series - also deserves a mention.
 

5. 2008

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This wasn't a majorly busy year, but there were still a few important films that were utterly superb. 

The Dark Knight was a game-changer for the genre which gave us Heath Ledger's unbeatable take on The Joker, and a film which made people sit up and take superheroes seriously. 

Punisher: War Zone came and went, but Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk were the opening chapters in what would come to be known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Like Spider-Man before it, the visual effects in Iron Man were nothing short of groundbreaking. 

Hellboy II: The Golden Army from Guillermo del Toro was good enough that fans still want a part three.
 

4. 2016

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2016 was a divisive year, but one which deserves to be remembered as one of the best for the genre.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad weren't to everyone's liking, but how great was it to see the Dark Knight and Man of Steel come to blows on the big screen? The same can be said for Task Force X, and while the quality of these films is up for debate, they had their good points. 

It's a shame X-Men: Apocalypse sucked, but it never stood a chance in a year that saw the release of a masterpiece like Captain America: Civil War. Doctor Strange brought some crazy visuals to the MCU too. 

In some ways, however, it was Fox that stole the show with Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds was finally given the chance to play the version of Wade Wilson he wanted, and what a hit that proved to be.
 

3. 2012

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There are some years which will go down in the history books, and this is bound to be one of them. 

Beyond that, though, it was just a seriously exciting time to be a fan. Spider-Man returned to the big screen in The Amazing Spider-Man, a film which didn't live up to expectations, but had us invested at the time. Christopher Nolan ended his trilogy in 2012 with The Dark Knight Rises, a true event film that did what no one had before: concluded Batman's story. 

The Avengers was the biggest talking point; revisit an internet message board prior to 2012, and you'll soon see that no one thought it could work. Oh boy, did it.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance sucked, but there's a reason we all still talk about Dredd...
 

2. 2019

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Little did we know that 2019 would be the last normal year for many more to come. 

Thank goodness all those annoying release date delays didn't happen this year, though, because we'd have missed out on some gems. Avengers: Endgame was a perfect, breath-taking conclusion to the first few Phases of the MCU, and it deservedly became the highest-grossing film ever. Captain Marvel was fun, and Spider-Man: Far From Home was spectacular. 

Shazam! proved there was more to the DCEU than grim and gritty stories, though Joker later earned widespread critical acclaim and awards attention for being a legit masterpiece. 

Let us not forget that Dark Phoenix finally ended the Fox era of X-Men films too. Woo-hoo!
 

1. 2018

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2018 was a mixed bag in some ways, but it deserves this top spot nonetheless. 

Avengers: Infinity War blew us all away with an ending no one saw coming. Ant-Man and The Wasp was a fun, forgettable ride, but Black Panther perhaps remains the best film ever released by Marvel Studios (it's the only one that's earned a "Best Picture" nomination). It's hard to talk about after Chadwick Boseman's tragic death, but it was more than just a film, that's for sure. 

Deadpool 2 was a decent sequel, and Aquaman exceeded expectations at the time.

Another very special film in 2018, though, was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This animated adventure put Miles Morales on the map, and is rightly considered the best Spider-Man film...it also made Venom easier to forgive.
 

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