The film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings cannot be watched in Indonesia because of PPKM. However, there are 4 films that can be watched before this film airs. (Wonder)
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a Marvel Cinematic Universe film featuring the first new superhero this year or in Phase 4. Shang-Chi is also the first superhero of Asian descent to appear in this Marvel film universe. From the trailer of this film, it is known that some of the actors in this film are of Asian blood. In fact, the director, Destin Daniel Cretton is of Asian descent.
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Well, before watching Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, you should watch at least 4 of these films. A number of characters who appear in this film have appeared in a number of previous MCU films. If you are a new audience, this can be a reference that will help you watch Shang-Chi movies more easily. So, what’s the movie? Here’s the review!
1. Iron Man
Iron Man is the MCU’s door opener to the world of cinema. Since the beginning, Marvel has prepared a building for the Ten Rings, a criminal organization in the Marvel universe. In the 2008 film, this organization is responsible for kidnapping Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) when he visits Afghanistan to demonstrate weapons made by Stark Industries. However, he was instead kidnapped by the Ten Rings and it was when he was kidnapped that Tony created the armor that became the forerunner of the Iron Man costume.
The Ten Rings will become one of the most important names in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The organization is led by Mandarin, who turns out to be Shang-Chi’s father. Looking at the trailer, Shang-Chi seems to be preparing to inherit his father’s powers. However, Shang-Chi rebelled. In the Iron Man, the organization of the Ten Rings is not clearly shown, but in the film, the flag is unfurled behind Tony’s captors as they make video footage.
2. The Incredible Hulk
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will display a character named Abomination. This character is not a new character in the MCU universe. Previously, Abomination had appeared in the film Amazing Hulk released in 2008. In the film featuring Edward Norton as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Tim Roth plays Abomination. After the film was released, Abomination never appeared again in the MCU. Reportedly, he will appear in the series He’s Hulk on Disney+.
Even so, it didn’t take long to get back to witnessing the action of this Hulk’s mortal enemy in the MCU. Second trailer Shang-Chi which was released some time ago shows Abomination appearing in the film. In the trailer, it looks like Abomination is in the ring of an underground battle arena. And, he’s up against a famous character from another MCU, namely Wong from the movie Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Interestingly, Abomination’s appearance looks different in Shang-Chi. Film Amazing Hulk will show the background of Abomination in the MCU. So, you don’t have to bother figuring out this character while watching the movie Shang-Chi later.
3. Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3 will be an important element in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. This film is the first to confirm the existence of the Mandarin — the main enemy in Shang-Chi—at MCU. In the film, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) helps the government deal with a terrorist threat claiming to be a Mandarin. Iron Man tracks her down and finds her hiding in a compound. Instead of finding a ruthless terrorist, Iron Man meets an actor named Trevor Slattery (Ben Kingsley). The actor disguised himself as a Mandarin.