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WATCH: Marvel drops ‘Shang Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings’ teaser trailer

WATCH: Marvel drops ‘Shang Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings’ teaser trailer

Photo from Marvel Studios' Twitter page

The film's poster is released on lead star Simu Liu's birthday

Marvel Studios dropped the teaser trailer and poster for its upcoming release, Shang Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings, on Monday, April 19. April 19 also happens to be lead actor Simu Liu’s birthday.

“Happy birthday, @SimuLiu! We hope you enjoy our birthday present,” Marvel tweeted. The teaser poster was also revealed on the same day.

Liu, best known for playing Jung in comedy series Kim’s Convenience, expressed his excitement on social media.

“MFW I become a Marvel superhero and my mom still finds a way to be disappointed in me,” Liu joked on Facebook.

Shang-Chi: Legend of the Ten Rings is set for a September 3, 2021 theatrical release. The action-packed film tells the origin story and journey of the titular superhero.

It also stars Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Michelle Yeoh, and Ronny Chieng. The film features the first Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. – with reports from Andrea Tibayan/Rappler.com

Andrea Tibayan is a Rappler intern.

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