The wait for new movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a long one during the coronavirus pandemic, but 2021 is expected to be a banner year for comic book movie fans as the fourth phase of the MCU takes off with “Black Widow
,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
,” and “Eternals
.” Disney has released the first trailer for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
,” its first comic book tentpole to predominantly feature Asian superheroes.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
” is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton
, an indie film veteran whose credits include “Short Term 12
” and “The Glass Castle
.” Cretton most recently directed the legal drama “Just Mercy
,” starring “Black Panther” favorite Michael B. Jordan
.” The cast of “Shang-Chi” includes Simu Liu
as Shang-Ch and Tony Leung as the Mandarin, plus Awkwafina
, Ronny Chieng
, and Michelle Yeoh
in undisclosed roles.