We are in the Endgame. Whatever the outcome, the MCU will be an irreparably different place by the end of Avengers 4, and with several key characters set to go, Phase 4 is in desperate need of some new talent.
One such all-fighting Marvel protagonist lined up for the future will be The Master of Kung Fu, Shang-Chi. Recent reports have stated that Marvel have given the green light for a Shang-Chi movie in a bid to recapture the spark generated by Black Panther, only with Asia as the intended spotlight. Dave Callaham will reportedly write the script, while Marvel themselves step up their search to find a director of "Asian descent".
Casual Marvel movie-goers, however, may accuse Marvel Studios of delving into the obscure for their next generation of cinematic heroes. But is Shang-Chi actually that obscure?
The answer is no - not really. Shang-Chi first appeared in Marvel comics back in 1973, and since that time he has a earned lengthy and formidable legacy worthy of much more than that of a sideline character. So for those of out the loop, here are some reasons why Shang-Chi is worth the attention, as well as what to expect in the upcoming movie.