Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has landed on Disney Plus for streaming.
Disney Plus Day: The Nov. 12 debut of the Simu Liu-led superhero movie on Disney Plus marks the streaming platform’s two-year anniversary, which the company has called Disney Plus Day.
Simu Liu touts Weibo messages from Chinese fans praising ‘Shang-Chi,’ expressing regret over China ban
Simu Liu took to Instagram yesterday to share positive comments he has received from Chinese “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” fans in a show of common ground being found above government and political rhetoric.
What they’re saying: The glowing reviews, which he reportedly received on Weibo, praised his performance in the Marvel blockbuster and expressed regret over its lack of Chinese release.
Simu Liu is set to host on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and Saweetie will be joining him as a musical guest.
SNL Hosts: On Tuesday, SNL announced the upcoming November hosts and performers on Twitter, which included Liu, who will be joined by musical guest Saweetie. It is the first time in the show’s history that both the host and musical guest are of Asian descent.
The People’s Choice Awards have revealed their 2021 nominees, and actor Simu Liu is featured in two different categories.
Marvel’s “Eternals” is dominating early ticket sales and has become No. 1 in AMC presales for the year.
Presale predictions: The latest upcoming film to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is estimated to have garnered $2.6 million in the first 24 hours of its advance sales, according to Deadline.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” star Simu Liu is the new global brand ambassador for Canadian outerwear brand Nobis.
The same vision: On Oct. 13, Canadian luxury outerwear brand Nobis announced their global brand ambassadorship with Marvel’s Simu Liu in celebration of their 15th anniversary, according to a company press release.
‘Someone that looks like them’: Underprivileged SF Chinatown children treated to free ‘Shang-Chi’ screening
Community organizers treated hundreds of underprivileged children in San Francisco’s Chinatown to a free screening of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” over the weekend.
After reaching $200 million domestically, “Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings” has surpassed the $400-million barrier, making it only the third Hollywood movie to reach the milestone during the COVID-19 era.
The achievement: The 25th installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe made a total of $401 million globally last week, making it the third movie after “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Fast and Furious 9” to garner that much money during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to We Got This Covered.
‘American Born Chinese’ Disney Plus series to be helmed by ‘Shang-Chi’ director Destin Daniel Cretton
“American Born Chinese” is getting a series adaptation on Disney Plus, and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” director Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct.
What we know so far: The adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s award-winning 2006 graphic novel was announced by Disney on Oct. 4, with Yang onboard as an executive producer.
With a staggering box office total of nearly $200M, ‘Shang-Chi’ is officially the biggest film of 2021
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” which features Marvel Studio’s first leading Asian superhero, is now the biggest movie of 2021 and the pandemic era, in the U.S.
Power figures: The film, which stars Simu Liu as the titular superhero, took in $13.3 million in its fourth weekend and overtook fellow Marvel film “Black Widow” as the year’s domestic box office leader, reported CNN.
Behind-the-scenes footage of Simu Liu’s first day of training for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has emerged online.
A hero in training: Yung Lee, the action designer for the Marvel Studios film, shared some clips on Instagram to provide fans a glimpse of how Liu looked before his full training started.
While “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings” may not be released in China, Simu Liu is acknowledging the support of Chinese fans — as well as others from around the world — who have yet to see his blockbuster movie.
Alleged Chinese ban: Reports about the film’s unlikely release in China made rounds last week after Liu’s old comment deemed critical of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) resurfaced online. As of this writing, the Marvel movie has not been given a Chinese release date.