Every Marvel actor has to undergo vigorous training and show great zeal to breathe life into the comic book superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From Chris Hemsworth to Tom Holland, Marvel fanatics have seen the exceptional transformation the actors go through to achieve the superhero physique.
Adding to the list is Marvel’s first-ever Asian superhero essayed by Simu Liu who is set to demonstrate a full-fledged martial arts action in the movie.
Simu Liu is not the type of person that allows failure to hold him back from accomplishing his goals. From large scale matters, like dropping a stable accounting career for the unpredictable life of an actor
Canadian actor Simu Liu debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Shang-Chi, an iconic superhero of Chinese descent. The actor has shared a video on his Instagram handle, giving a peek into the intense training for the role of a superhero who is amazing in martial arts.
Shang-Chi has already been met with positive reviews from critics. The movie currently has a 91% on Rotten Tomatoes after 120 reviews, and ComicBook.com gave the movie a 4.5 out of 5, calling it “one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s best origin stories to date.”
The 32-year-old star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is going to keep pushing forward until he succeeds—even if that means he’s going to crash land on his head a few times in the process.
The actor opened up to Men’s Health about his journey to playing Marvel’s first Asian lead superhero in a wide-ranging cover story, discussing matters of representation, generational conflict, and his place in Hollywood
Liu never saw himself as a desirable person growing up. And Asian women face a series of connected problems such as hypersexualization, he said.
Something as simple as seeing an Asian American man play a lead role in a film like “Shang-Chi” allows society to see Asian men as powerful, desirable and an aspiration of possibility.