While lead actor Simu Liu has posted an image on his Instagram of being in the makeup chair for Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings, it’s unclear if they’ve officially started shooting, although, assumed.
Casting news from Marvel has been quiet since the original three cast members were announced back at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 and some unconfirmed rumors pointing to Michelle Yeoh (appeared in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2) being in talks for a role.
DarkHorizons is now claiming that local Aussie sources tell them Creed II actor and professional fighter Florian Munteanu has taken an undisclosed role in the film.
It’s worth noting that Florian’s Creed II co-stars Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and Sly Stallone have appeared in the MCU.
A rumor has resurfaced from last summer as Daniel Richtman has posted on his Patreon page that Fin Fang Foom is expected to appear in the film as well.
Interesting enough, I first caught-wind of Fin Fang Foom potentially joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in June and tweeted-out an image of the character that debuted in the pages of Strange Tales in 1961.
— Christopher Marc (@_ChristopherM) June 25, 2019
At the time, Shang-Chi felt like a logical choice considering Fin’s connection to the Mandarin in the comics.
Take both tidbits as rumors until officially confirmed.
HN Entertainment first revealed the film’s working title would be Steamboat a nod to wrestler Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and possible confirmation of rumblings from last fall that the film might be centred around a fighting tournament.
Shang-Chi is set to be released on February 12th, 2021.
SOURCE: DARK HORIZONS