We've proven over the past year alone that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor Simu Liu is a magnet for controversy and just recently, the Canadian actor once again drew flak for something he said on social media. On Twitter, Liu made a joke about one of his MCU projects getting scrapped which a lot of people found quite distasteful.
What seemed like a pretty harmless tweet couldn't have come at a very difficult time as his remarks were made following the announcement that DC's Batgirl film starring Leslie Grace has been shelved completely.
He wrote: "I'm sorry to inform you guys that Disney has decided to scrap the Shang-Chi Holiday Special due to quality control concerns. I had already filmed the entire thing. I even designed an all-gingerbread Ta Lo. RIP Shang Chi and the Legend of the TEEEN GOLDEN RIIIIINGS".
Naturally, fans immediately jumped to the conclusion that the MCU star was trying to poke fun at the DC Extended Universe project's cancelation which was originally slated for an HBO Max-exclusive release. Liu's post was bombarded with criticism from folks who thought he was being insensitive not only to his colleagues but also to the crew who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes only for the film to get canned.
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As it stands, Batgirl's cancelation continues to generate buzz and while a lot of people are evidently crossed with the studio's decision to not push through with its release, there are fans who see this as a sign of great things to come for the DCEU.
Meanwhile, DC's Shazam! Fury of the Gods is expected to hit cinemas in December.