Marvel has dropped its first trailer for its upcoming superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, showing off some incredible action and an intriguing new hero for the next phase of the cinematic universe.
Shang-Chi is part of the next big phase of the MCU, along with this year’s Black Widow and Spider-man: No Way Home. The film stars Simu Liu as the film’s titular character, and as we see in the trailer, he’s been trying to escape his past—he’s told by his father, he was given ten years to live his life, only to now be pulled back into lead a shadowy group known as the Ten Rings, presumably to take over from his dad.
Along the way, the trailer shows off some really incredible action sequences as Shang-Chi is pulled into some big fights with the organization that he tried to leave behind. The Marvel cinematic universe is already loaded with plenty of action scenes, but from this trailer alone, this looks like it will be one of the more exciting entries in the franchise.
For additional information on the film, Entertainment Weekly dropped some first look photos, along with an article detailing the film’s journey to the big screen. It features quotes from director Destin Daniel Cretton, Liu, and Awakfina (who plays Shang-Chi’s good friend Katy).
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is due out in theaters on September 3rd.