Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star, Simu Liu, shares a behind-the-scenes video of himself performing an impressive backflip. Liu plays Marvel’s Master of Kung Fu in the 25th film to take place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shang-Chi follows its titular character as he’s compelled to get back and face his extremely misguided father: the leader of the Ten Rings, Wenwu (Tony Leung). Alongside Leung and Liu is a star-studded and predominately Asian and Asian-American cast including Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Benedict Wong, Fala Chen, and Meng’er Zhang. Since its release in September, the movie has netted over $386 million worldwide and has broken film industry records.
Simu Liu took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes video from Shang-Chi that shows himself on set for the bits of the film taking place Ta Lo. The video shows the actor doing an impressive backflip that “for reasons unknown didn’t make the movie.” Check it out beneath:
Liu has revealed a crowd of behind-the-scenes takes a gander at Shang-Chi since its release, also sharing looks of his work on the transport succession and his character’s final battle with Wenwu. The above video is clearly Liu having some fun, however it certainly epitomizes “superhero shape.” Liu is more than believable as Marvel’s Master of Kung Fu as each punch and kick has a reason and feels real, which is one of the many reasons Shang-Chi is now viewed as one of the MCU’s greatest origin stories and highest-grossing movies of 2021 (hitherto).
It’s been a lengthy, difficult experience for Liu since tweeting about his craving to play Shang-Chi back in 2018, and all of his hard work has paid off. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ main character appears to be an Avenger and should play a prominent job in the MCU moving forward. The film’s DVD and Blu-ray release date is estimated for November, at which point fans will get a considerably more expansive glance at the making of probably the greatest film of the year.