“Shang Chi’ Star Simu Liu Gets Pissed at Bob Chapek of Disney


Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek hasn’t really gotten off on the right foot with the folks over at Marvel Studios. First there was the handling of the Black Widow contract dispute with Scarlett Johansson where Disney responded by trying to make Johansson appear greedy during a pandemic. This response received a lot of backlash from both fans and from people like Kevin Feige of Marvel Studios and the former head of Disney Bob Iger. Chapek has since downplayed the response, saying everything is good between he and Iger.


In that same call, Chapek was talking about Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and denying any chance that it would also have a day-and-date release on Disney+. In his statement he referred to the film as an experiment to see if shrinking the exclusive window for theaters from 90 days down to 45 before moving it to POD and streaming services. Referring to the film as an experiment hasn’t sat well with Shang-Chi star Simu Liu who responded on Twitter with the following: “We are not an experiment. We are the underdog; the underestimated. We are the ceiling-breakers. We are the celebration of culture and joy that will persevere after an embattled year. We are the surprise. I’m fired the f**k up to make history on September 3rd; JOIN US.”



The Chapek era over at Disney is getting off to a rocky start with one of its biggest money making studios.


Meanwhile, Marvel has released a new international poster for the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The poster has star Simu Liu featured prominently and splits the image with the life he was trying to live on the left showing the Golden Gate bridge and his friend Katy played by Awkwafina. On the right, or behind him, we see Wen Wu played by Tony LeungMichelle Yeoh as Ying Nan, Meng’er Zhang as Xialing and Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist. The rings are also highlighted and the battle between Shang-Chi and Wen Wu.



Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is due to hit theaters on September 13.

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