“It’s funny to find a character that we haven’t seen in ten years in the MCU.”
The new trailer for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings appealed to Marvel fans, who believed they recognized the Abomination, the Hulk’s opponent in the 2008 film starring Edward Norton (before Mark Ruffalo replaced him as Bruce Banner), who was played in his human version by Tim Roth. In front of him, we saw from behind a character resembling Wong, Doctor Strange’s sidekick played by Benedict Wong in his solo film released in theaters in 2016.
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Interviewed by Rotten Tomatoes, the star producer of the saga, Kevin Feige, was amused by the reactions of the fans: “Some people said when they saw the video, ‘Looks like a character we haven’t seen in a long time, the Abomination, is fighting a guy who looks like Wong?’ And it’s normal that it looks like that, because IT IS exactly the Abomination fighting Wong. It’s funny to find a character that we haven’t seen in ten years in the MCU. Then see some fans recognize it in the trailer and have fun about it, it’s really cool. “
In addition to being visible in Shang-Chi (at least in the form of the Abomination), Tim Roth will be present in the series She hulk, about Bruce Banner’s cousin, played by Tatiana Maslani. As for Wong, after seeing him in Avengers Endgame, it should then return to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Shang-Chi is worn by Simu Liu, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, wkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen and Ronny Chieng. It will be released in theaters on September 1.