Marvel’s news circle has been slow since the coronavirus outbreak. Now with passing months as productions resume, interesting leaks have emerged from the sets of Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings involving a dragon!
Earlier this month the movie resumed production in Western Sydney. The production got hit by the pandemic in its earlier stage and will now be released in May 2021. Marvel Comic’s Shang-Chi was inspired by real-life Kung-Fu legend Bruce Lee. Actor Simu Liu would be the first to play an Asian superhero on-screen. The movie is Marvel Studios’ another step in an inclusive direction. While fans anxiously wait for an official update from the studio it’s the leaks and rumours that are keeping them excited.
New Shang-Chi Leak
A previous leak suggested on Reddit that Shang-Chi would be a tournament-based movie where the Mandarin will appoint master of kung-fu as his champion. Whereas, another leak suggests Chi would be the estranged son of The Mandarin, leader of the terrorist group Ten Rings. He once worked for the MI-6 – the UK’s secret intelligence service – against the Ten Rings, but has since abandoned that world. Now, sources close to Shang-Chi leaked some plot information on the 4Chan website that is in line with the first leak.
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The leak was spilled by an extra on the Shang-Chi shoot who, also posted his id badge but later deleted it. As per this new leak when the story starts Shang-Chi and Mandarin aren’t enemies. In fact, the Mandarin is a mentor for the kung-fu master. But the juicer bit of the leak is the confirmation of the presence of the dragon Fin Fang Foom in the movie. It’s been a while rumours of the beast’s appearance were doing the round with Easter eggs spanning as far as first Iron Man movie. However, it is the first verified leak in ages. It also makes sense for Marvel to introduce new mythical creatures into the MCU,
Fin Fang Foom In The MCU
Enter The Dragon…Fin Fang Foom. In the comic, the ancient being is a shape-shifting alien that resembles a dragon. He came to earth thousands of years ago and landed in China in a spaceship where the Ten Rings also came from. Further, the Mandarin wakes the dragon to threaten the Chinese government and challenge Iron Man.
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Interestingly, Iron Man had a Fin Fang Foom Easter egg. The movie did a shady job of introducing The Mandarin and Sir Ben Kingsley was waste of a talent when it comes to a Marvel villain. However, in the movie Tony Stark flies past a picture of Fin Fang Foom while testing Mark II armour. The Easter egg was included by director Jon Favreau who is a big fan of the character and was working on an Iron Man comic during the time that had Foom Battle with Tony Stark.
The Doctor Strange movie has introduced the magic and mysticism into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Building on the theme shows like WandaVision, Loki and now Shang-Chi will dive deeper into the mystical side of the universe.
While Iron Man didn’t do justice to the Mandarin’s character Shang-Chi is set to rectify it. In the comic Mandarin is an extremely powerful and nearly mythical character. He is an anarchist and founder of terrorist organisation The Ten Rings.
Marvel Insider Jeremy Conrad speculates based on other rumours that Mordo from Doctor Strange movie might make a cameo in Shang-Chi. He might be responsible for waking up Fin Fang Foom in the MCU. If the speculation is anything to go by then we can see more of Shang-Chi and the ancient dragon in MUC with March 2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness release.
Nonetheless, the leak looks lucrative and fits in perfectly with the MCU phase 4’s direction. The idea of watching the magnificent dragon on screen is certainly exciting for fans.