Shang-Chi and The Mandarin will have an unlikely connection when the movie hits the big screen. According to new leaks, The Mandarin will be Shang-Chi’s father in the movie rather than the son of Dr. Fu Manchu.

Destin Creston will direct the Marvel Studios’ first Asian lead superhero movie with Chinese-American writer Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2) set to pen the screenplay for film. Marvel Studios allegedly eyeing Power Ranger and Aquaman actor Ludi Lin, for the titular role of “Shang Chi”. Another actor rumored feature in movie is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Donnie Yen.

Shang-Chi is a master of martial arts and an expert in various hand weapons. He also has the ability to create duplicates of himself. Shang-Chi was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin. The character first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 (December 1973).

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