Simu Liu Shares How We’ve Been Pronouncing ‘Shang-Chi’ Wrong All This Time

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Marvel star Simu Liu recently taught Twitter how to correctly pronounce his name as well as his superhero identity Shang-Chi. 

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is Marvel’s upcoming superhero film that will feature a 98% Asian cast, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said at a New York Film Academy event.

Liu posted the tweet in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

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Twitter users were shocked to find out that they’ve been saying Shang-Chi’s name the wrong way this whole time.

The Marvel star stated in a recent interview with TIME100 Talks he feels the need to “take up space” and be an advocate for the AAPI community. 

“I can be someone I didn’t have as a kid. I loved comics as a kid, I loved superheroes, but I really didn’t see myself represented in that space,” Liu said. “I really hope with this movie, kids who are like me, who grew up similarly, can have that.” 

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In an interview with Observer, “Shang-Chi” director Destin Daniel Cretton shared he does not want the film to perpetuate Asian stereotypes.

“We’re hoping to just show some different sides to both Asian-Americans and Chinese-Americans and Mainland Chinese characters,” he said. 

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will open in theaters on Sept. 3.

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Featured Image via @MarvelStudios (left), Marvel Entertainment (right)

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