Marvel has released a new trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings that shows off the Marvel Cinematic Universe film’s incredible fight scenes, what seems to be a dragon, and the return of the Hulk’s old foe The Abomination.
During the trailer, we also get brief snippets of a number of major sequences in the action movie. One water flooding into what looks like a room inside a temple, then becoming frozen in time, and Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi touching the suspended liquid. Another has Chi hanging out the side of a bus, battling someone, and after a cutaway to Wenwu (Tony Leung) using the Ten Rings, returns to a recovered Chi at the front of the bus.
Then, of course, there’s the Abomination, which we haven’t seen since 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. The scene involving Wenwu was part of the first trailer, from another angle, and it’s actually a battle that’s set sometime in the past, with a younger Mandarin using the Ten Rings. Unlike in the comics, where the Ten Rings fit on your fingers like regular jewelry, they’ve been redesigned here to be iron rings that fit around your arm, similar to certain martial arts.
Keen MCU fans might remember the Mandarin was used in a fakeout for Iron Man 3, when it turned out to be a facade, Ben Kingston playing a stand-in for the villain. Shang-Chi is exploring the actual Mandarin, and the ancient magic of the ten Makluan Rings.
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is directed by Destin Daniel Crettin, from a script by Crettin, David Callaham, and Andrew Lanham. Liu and Leung are joined in the cast by Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, and more.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will open theatrically on September 3.