Let’s face it, as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, widely known as the MCU, grows and grows, it can be difficult to keep everything on track. Similarly with the DCEU, transformer, teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, GI JoeAnd so, much more. Comic Book 101 is a new series that focuses on breaking down each property to its core for the more casual fan who doesn’t know the ins and outs of these characters and qualities. I felt the need to do this series when my wife asked if Iron Man was a friend of Batman. As comic fans we laugh at this sort of thing, but believe it or not, it rings out as a solid question for casual viewers. This will serve as a refresher course for even the most ardent fan. With his film releasing this week, there’s no better place to start than Shang-Chi, The Master of Kung Fu.
Shang-Chi will break away from the MCU really soon when Assets is the latest hero Chang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsThe exclusive hits theaters on September 3. Just because he’s the newest on the big screen though doesn’t mean he’s the newest hero altogether. Shang-Chi originally debuted in the December 1973 publication, special marvel edition #15. Since then the character has had a rich history in the books that have teamed up with several Marvel teams, including but not limited to: The Avengers, The Secret Avengers, Marvel Knights, Heroes for Hire, and even That includes a tenure in MI. -6. Many of these teams may be their connecting point for the MCU outside their franchise as a whole, but their assets and the primary connector for the MCU will be the relationship indicated in the trailers with Dr. Strange’s assistant, Wong. .
Who is Shang-Chi though? He is an original Marvel property whose idea was conceived in 1972, but was born out of the estate of English novelist Saks Romer. Marvel acquired the rights to Romer’s villain Fu Manchu and threw Shang-Chi into the mix as the villain’s previously unknown son. At the time, Marvel was trying to capitalize on the rapidly growing kung-fu market in the United States. After failing to get the show Kung FuFrom Warner Communications, he took the route of inking a deal with the Roehmers estate to bring his character to life. Marvel acquired the rights to Fu Manchu, not only temporarily, along with several other supporting characters, most notably, but once again Sir Dennis Nyland Smith, Dr. Were not limited to James Petrie and Fah Lo Sue. Let us stop here for a moment to clarify something. Upcoming movie is presenting the real Mandarin, not a replay played by Ben Kingsley iron Man 3, which were pointed to Marvel One Shot: hail all kinoYes. This is important because the film is placing The Mandarin as Shang-Chi’s father, whereas in the core comics he is not her father. Marvel likes to do this work where they sometimes change things up either to make the stakes more interesting or to reduce licensing issues. We actually see it with the Hulk actively playing before our very eyes. Legally, the MCU cannot film a single Hulk, but they can use him as part of an ensemble. avengers, And Thor: RagnarokWhich takes us back to where we were. After a settlement was reached between the Saxe Roehmers estate, Fu Manchu was discovered only as a surname for the Shang-Chis father, whose real name was revealed to be Zheng Xu. Shang-Chi: Master of Kung FuFinished at 125 issues, the character has gone through a slight revival, picked up in 1990, 1998, 2002, and most recently CM Punk himself, also written by a Mr. Phil Brooks.
While Shang-Chi has no real superpowers, in the comics he is considered one of the best non-super powered fighters in existence. Ares also mentions that his mastery of fighting has enabled him to go toe-to-toe with a god. Although he does not have super powers, he has mastered the techniques that his father used in the Ten Rings. Plus, he can reach out to Chi to help him go beyond normal physical limits, like Goku, but who knows if his power level exceeds 9,000? He specializes in hand-to-hand combat as well as weapon fighting which includes swords, staffs and nunchaku.
So what has Shang-Chi done in the comics? Well he had a low point when he joined MI-6. After several adventures, all of which were directed towards thwarting his father’s plans, Shang-Chi murders his father, Fu Manchu. This fills Shang-chi with guilt as he was always on the lookout for his father. Soon after, he broke ties with his colleagues everywhere to focus on a life of solitude as a fisherman in China. It is there until it is called to action once again. He rejoins his one-time allies to fight the terrorist group Argus. It is this battle that begins Shang-Chi to climb many of his high points in Marvel Comics. In the Heroic Age, it was the X-Men’s Beast that revealed to Shang-Chi his father’s true identity as Zheng Xu and not Fu Manchu. This resulted in Shang-Chi joining forces with the Secret Avengers to track down his father as well as the Shadow Council. During the confrontation, Steve Rogers is beaten by John Steele and Shang-Chi is taken to his father, Zheng Xue, who is revived by the Council. As all hope is lost and Shang-Chi faces impending doom, the Avengers and Moon Knight (more on that in a future installment) try to save the day, disrupt the ritual and save the master of kung fu. come for. These events lead Shang-Chi to join the Secret Avengers where he stays until the group defeats Arnim Zola. Zola, as you may remember, is from the first two captain America Movies. If you’re asking where he was in the other, he’s a computer guy.
Shang-Chi has also assisted Spider-Man on a few occasions. Most notably, he was asked by Madame Webb to train a wall crawler. As a result of this training, Spider-Man created his own martial art, The Way of the Spider. Perhaps more important though, during spider islandThe entire population of Manhattan, including Ark, Shang-Chi, was infected with the Spider Virus, which gave everyone the set of powers Spider-Man possessed. At one point, Iron Fist and other Spider-Man wannabes are attacking and Shang-Chi, having previously worked with and trained Spider-Man, knew that Peter Parker was the real Spider-Man. He had to bow to Peter Parker nearby as the fight intensified. During the final battle, Shang-Chi transforms into a spider, a phenomenon he witnessed after witnessing this transformation in his nightmares. He later recovers from Iron Fist and returns to normalcy in time to demolish a building atop the demon A. Apek, a move that will leave him incapacitated long enough to detain the Avengers. Does.
Consistent with recent events, Shang-Chi is having a fling with Thanos, the Mad Titan. In conflict with a group of beings called The Builders, Shang-Chi and the other Heroes of Earth team up with the Galactic Council (not from star wars)And stand up against the Mad Titan and his allies. When some of his allies are captured, Chang-Chi picks up a pair of energy projecting gauntlets and forms a task force that includes Black Widow, Spider-Woman, and others. It is because of this intervention of his task force that prevents his allies from being destroyed. Following the defeat of The Builders, the team takes the fight to Earth to deal with Thanos’ impending force. Here, Shang-Chi and his force act more as an infiltration team and sneak in to disable Thanos’s first line of defense, The Peak. During the mission they run into Black Dwarf which is a bit much for Shang-Chi. While Shang-Chi and Black Widow are able to send complete security details to Black Dwarf, Black Dwarf manages to overpower them, until the gladiator, Ronan the Accuser (Yeah to Dance Battle Man) GOTG), and the other council members hope to help defeat the overpowered giant. This chain of events is a major setback for Thanos’s attempt at supremacy. Shang-Chi then moves to Madripur to continue his adventures with his new allies.
So the big question is, how will they incorporate the ten rings? The trailers reveal that the Rings will help give the Wilders the same power and abilities as the Rings of Fu Manchu and Zheng Zhu in the comics. The ten rings themselves serve as a definitive call back to the organization we know about all the way back to 2008.iron man. Between this callback and the abomination, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsCertainly using aspects from the first two movies seems to take a walk down memory lane in the early days of the MCU. One thing is for sure, the film is the first of three new installments of year-end films for the MCU. We discover how everything is connected to both the past and the present of the MCU Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Now in cinemas.