Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Deadly Hands of "Shang-Chi"

Following the success of Marvel Studios "Black Panther", targeting a black audience with an African/American writer and director, the studio is fast-tracking Marvel Comics' "Shang-Chi" (1973), showcasing a Bruce Lee-type oriental master of numerous unarmed and weaponry-based 'wushu' styles, that will be the first superhero/monster movie tentpole franchise showcasing an Asian protagonist, written and directed by Asian/American filmmakers:

Created by writer Steve Englehart and illustrator Jim Starlin, "...'Shang-Chi' is the son of a China-based globalist who raised and educated his progeny in his reclusive China compound, closed off to the outside world. 

"The son trained in the martial arts and developed unsurpassed skills. 

"He is eventually introduced to the outside world to do his father’s bidding, and then has to come to grips with the fact...

"...his revered father might not be the humanitarian he has claimed to be...

"...and is closer to what others call him: 'The Devil’s Doctor'. 

"He also might be centuries old. The deceit makes them bitter enemies..."

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