Simu Liu Asked Marvel For The Role Of Shang-Chi And He Got It

Alicia D'Aversa 23 Jul 2019

Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu has been cast as Marvel’s Shang-Chi, which is their first major Asian superhero.

And their first Asian hero to lead a film!

It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con!

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It was one of the biggest announcements of the weekend.

It looks like Marvel is definitely fixing their mostly all-white cast problem.

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What did Simu Liu have to say about getting the role?

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“It really feels like someone waved a magic wand and your life is changed forever,” said Liu to The Star.

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And hilariously, Simu Liu had tweeted Marvel about the role.

Talk about a tweet that aged well (that happens oh so rarely).

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Are you excited for the movie?

We will definitely have a while to wait, but we can fantasize about how amazing it will be!

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