The first official teaser for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been  released. The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Simu Liu as the title character. The movie focuses on Shang-Chi going up against the terrorist organization the Ten Rings, led by his father Wenwu/The Mandarin (Tony Leung). Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is intended to be the second film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Black Widow. The film was originally supposed to be released on February 12, only to be delayed several times because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The teaser opens with Shang-Chi walking through an ancient temple. He comes across a wooden pole with a hole in it and punches through it. The teaser then cuts to Shang-Chi in New York City living in a comfortable lifestyle with his friends and loved ones. The Mandarin is then heard speaking off screen. He explains to his son that he gave him ten years to live his life and implies that his actions have gotten him nowhere. The Mandarin continues speaking while footage is shown of Shang-Chi training as a child. He concludes that it is time for him to take his place by his side but Shang-Chi refuses and says that it will never happen.

The music starts to pick up as Shang-Chi is seen revisiting his father’s land and fighting several antagonists who are likely part of the Ten Rings. As several more fight scenes play out, the final one shows Shang-Chi on a bus in San Francisco. After Shang-Chi beats the last thug, a passenger named Katy (Awkwafina) asks who he is before the teaser cuts to the title card. The stinger then shows Katy driving the bus while trying to safely steer it while it crashes. After the bus lands on its side, Katy cheekily states that she and Shang-Chi make a good team.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be released on September 3.

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