All aboard the hype train as Marvel Studios finally revealed our first official look at Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which marks the debut of the first-ever Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the internet-breaking premiere of its first trailer, MCU fans were instantly reminded of another Marvel superhero which they believe shares a lot of similarities to the character played in the film by Simu Liu.
Long before Shang-Chi, Marvel's "Netflixverse" already introduced fans to Danny Rand aka Iron Fist in the short-lived live-action show of the same title but the series didn't exactly live up to the hype and it only lasted for two seasons. Of course, both characters are masters of martial arts which is why it isn't all that surprising that fans have been comparing the two. In fact, as soon as the official trailer for Shang-Chi dropped, Iron Fist instantly became a hot trending topic on Twitter. Check out some of the reactions below:
Despite their "similarities" in terms of skillset, there's absolutely no point in comparing both characters as they both bring something unique to the table. Now, if anything, I feel like the Shang-Chi franchise would be the perfect way to reintroduced Danny Rand to the Marvel Cinematic Universe because he and Shang-Chi actually share some comic history together. The real question is, would Marvel Studios actually bring back Finn Jones or are they ready to move on with a different actor? We'll just have to wait and see.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings will premiere on September 3, 2021.
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