The MCU’s first lead Asian superhero meets TV’s longest-running animated series with Simu Liu set to guest star in an upcoming episode of “The Simpsons.”
The “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” actor will be voicing Hubert Wong, Lisa Simpson’s “perfect future boyfriend,” in the Season 34 episode “When Nelson Met Lisa.” Liu will join recurring cast members Joe Mantegna, who voices the mob boss Fat Toy, and Melissa McCarthy as the kid rival of Homer Simpson.
Matt Selman, the series’ co-showrunner, EP and writer, spoke to Deadline about how excited he was for the upcoming season and teased fans on what lies ahead:
“We have two Halloween episodes this year, two ‘Treehouse of Horror’ episodes. One is three scary stories like we always do, but very scary and weird. We have an anime parody of Death Note, which I’m so excited about. The full-length episode is a parody of Stephen King’s book ‘It’ with, get ready for it, Krusty as Pennywise.”
He continued: “We have Simu Liu from Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ in an upcoming show as Lisa’s perfect future boyfriend. We have our season premiere where Homer gets into a conspiracy cabal while hunting down a missing turtle. I’m very excited about one where Krusty has a kind of nice-guy-type afternoon syndicated Ellen DeGeneres talk show that surprisingly goes awry. And then we have huge guest part for iconic comedy legend Melissa McCarthy coming up. It’s a really juicy, funny part where she plays a kid who’s Homer’s rival for love from Grandpa.”
Liu has already been confirmed for several ongoing projects, including the sequel to “Shang-Chi” and a live-action Barbie movie, in which he plays one of three versions of Ken.
The new season premieres on Sept. 25 on FOX.