This was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature an Asian superhero as its lead
Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is sweeping the box office and no one is more ecstatic about it than its lead actor Simu Liu. The Canadian star took to Twitter to not only express his gratification on the same but also make a glib remark at naysayers who had been clamouring that the MCU film was doomed to be a failure.
Fans lost their cool when they found out that Simu Liu, in addition to being an actor, has been dabbling in modelling. His stock photographs, which made the rounds on social media, were widely commented upon by them. And of course, the witty Liu too seemed to lean into it, posting a stock photo which featured him laughing and pointing at something on a monitor. But the hilarious caption was what took the cake. Take a look at the post below.
This was not the first time that Liu had put his sceptics in their place. On Instagram too, the star had done the same, with a photograph featuring a compilation of stories that had announced that Shang-Chi would be a ‘flop’, in which the star had plastered across the word ‘LOL’.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had made history by becoming the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature an Asian superhero as its lead. Not only did it do incredibly well at the box office, following its theatrical release in the United States, but it also received rave reviews from critics.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the film also stars Awkwafina, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung.