Production on Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will take place over much of early next year at Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia with star Simu Liu already visiting the city in preparation (see his Instagram photos). Now some new details about the project are emerging.
First up, it seems some new villains are being added to the mix to join Tony Leung’s The Mandarin who serves as the primary antagonist. HN Entertainment adds that other additions include Steel Claw, a likely codename for the comic’s Tiger-Claw, with Maori actor and “The Dead Lands” star Te Kohe Tuhaka reportedly having auditioned for that part.
There’s also rumors that Moving Shadow, Razor-Fist, and Ghostmaker, who have all clashed with Shang-Chi many times over the years in the comics, are involved.
The site also claims the film will “involve a Bloodsport-style underground fight tournament” which would explain the presence of various baddies, and adds the film will be going by the working title/codename ‘Steamboat’ whilst in production from January through to May next year.
Destin Daniel Cretton helms “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” which is set to hit cinemas on February 12th 2021.