Simu Liu Has Teases that Shang-Chi Will Soon Join Forces in the MCU Sooner than Later!
Published on February 26th, 2023 | Updated on February 26th, 2023 | By FanFest
Simu Liu, the actor behind Shang-Chi, is suggesting that he will soon share the screen with other Marvel actors. On Friday evening at the Academy of Motion Arts & Sciences Sci-Tech Awards, a beaming 33 year old Simu shared his excitement for upcoming Marvel movie where fans can watch him collaborate with beloved comic book characters.
“I’m such a big fan of both the characters and the performers that play them, so any collaboration is an opportunity for me to work alongside someone who, in their own way, is breaking barriers and at the very top of their game,” Liu said of being a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “I think that’s what excites me the most as a performer, [and] also as a fan.”
“And who knows, they might see something sooner than you think,” he teased of a future superhero hero team-up. “We’ll see.”
Despite the lack of any official word from Disney and Marvel regarding a sequel to Shang-Chi, fans can look forward to seeing Liu in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie that is slated for release later this year.
He exclaimed to PEOPLE that filming for the Barbie film was a fantastic “opportunity,” as it provided him with a different experience than he had on Shang-Chi.
“The invitation to participate [is] certainly very humbling,” he said of starring in the forthcoming film. “I’m extremely honored to have even been given the opportunity to play in that sandbox with such incredible auteurs every step of the way.”
“[I’m honored] just getting to do something completely different than the Marvel thing and fighting, and letting it be about the dance and the color and the vibrancy of that movie,” Liu continued.
Last December, after the first movie teaser was released, Liu spoke about his experience on set for this Margot Robbie starring film and shared that it was “so much fun!”
“The dancing, the laughing, all of that. That was every single day for us on set. So now to finally see that in a work form is actually surreal because we just felt like we were having fun the whole time,” he explained.
“But I’m really excited for people to watch more,” Liu added. “I think there will be one more trailer that comes out before the movie, but I think it’s great to keep the audience guessing, and I can’t wait for them to see.”
Barbie hits theaters on July 21.
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