There is little doubt that people are hyped up about the trailer for Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings with all its action sequences and stunning cinematography. But we are also wondering about the mysterious characters that have shown up in the teaser. For instance, who is Death Dealer? Why does he always wear a mask, and who plays this new villain?
Death Dealer was one of the new characters revealed when Shang-Chi toys were leaked in the past few weeks. Although fans have already suspected that the character will be one of the villains in the film, the trailer confirmed that he is actually Shang-Chi's former mentor.
So who is Death Dealer? In the comics, his real name Li Ching-Lin and he is an assassin. Not much is known about the character other than he has a son named Huo Li.
Not surprisingly, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is giving this obscure character a more interesting role in The Legend of the Ten Rings. In the movie, Death Dealer is shown training the young Shang-Chi while the boy's father Wenwu looks on. It is pretty obvious that Death Dealer works for Wenwu, who also happens to be The Mandarin.
But who plays Death Dealer in Shang-Chi? For now, the actor portraying the character is still a mystery as the MCU seems to be keeping the identity of masked villains a huge secret (we still don't know who plays Taskmaster in Black Widow). On the other hand, there are speculations that Death Dealer might actually be a woman and is Michelle Yeoh's mysterious character.
Of course, this has not yet been confirmed so it's best to take this with a grain of salt. In the meantime, we're waiting for more updates on Shang-Chi in the next few weeks.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is set to premiere on September 3, 2021.