FWIU (courtesy of Wiki-cheating), in the comics, Shang-Chi is the wayward son of the Mandarin, back when the real Mandarin with ten power rings (get it?) still dressed like Fu Manchu, as opposed to wearing the more acceptable contemporary villain power-executive-suits he does today.Randall wrote: ↑April 20th, 2021, 12:16 amLooks like our hero is the son of... a bad oriental dude. (That was actually Fu Manchu in the comics, of course, but obviously not for the film.) He tries to resist his destiny/father's wishes, and will either submit or chart his own path. That's a pretty standard set-up, but whatchagonnado? Curious to see how The Mandarin fits in. And yes, finally we can move on from Iron Man 3's version.
Yeah, that was their first attempt. And pretty half-hearted at that, but hey, it was part of the print-comic origin.
Nnnno, it's Chinese catering. They weren't exactly hush-hush about it.
We only got Iron Man because Paramount didn't understand Marvel, tried to get Jon "Elf"/"Zathura" Favreau to do a "funny" retro-camp Captain America way, way back at the beginning, and Favreau was more of a non-ironic Iron Man fan instead.
And if you're going to use the G-word, we've been well over the explanations of why MCU didn't have anyone who could expositorily explain Thanos and the Infinity Stones besides the Guardians of the Galaxy, or at least who didn't already work for Fox. (So, now that Disney does own Fox, think we could get a Silver Surfer do-over?)
Sort of like here, where they didn't have anyone else Chinese who wasn't tied up in Daredevil's old rights issues, or didn't live in Tibet like Dr. Strange's pals.