The Legend of Shangqi and the Ten Rings is a 2021 superhero movie adapted from the superhero of the same name in Marvel Comics. It is the twenty-ninth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the sixth and second film of the fourth stage. The film will be released on September 3, 2021. The film is directed and co-written by Destin Daniel Creighton, with Liu Simu as Shang Zhi, Okafina as Chen Kaidi, Zhang Menger as Xu Xia Ling, Chen Fala as Li Ying, and Florian Montanu Razor Fist, Benedict Wang as Huang, Michelle Yeoh as Yingnan, Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery, and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu/Mandarin.

In ancient times, a man named Xu Wenwu discovered ten mysterious rings. These artifacts gave him immortality and unparalleled power, making him a domineering conqueror. After the establishment of the Ten Rings Organization, this terrorist group has spread to almost every corner of the world for thousands of years. Wenwu was still not reconciled. Hearing about the ancient village of Tarot, he wanted to enter the fairyland. In 1996, he ventured into the bamboo maze and met Ying Li, a woman guarding the entrance of the Tarot. She ordered that he was not welcome in the village. Wenwu refused to give in and led them to fight. The two locked multiple instances, and when Li managed to defeat him, they soon fell in love with each other. Li retelled the story to her youngest son Shangzhi, and at the same time gave him a green pendant to find his way home.

In 2024, Shangzhi (now “Shaun”) and his best friend Katy Chen will serve as hotel valet in San Francisco. This is a small annoyance for their friends Soo and John and Chen’s parents, because Chen and Shaun’s ability goes far beyond parking. One morning, when they were taking the bus to work, Sean was suddenly attacked by someone looking for his pendant. When he tried to contend with them, Chen was forced to take over the steering wheel after the bus driver was knocked into a coma. After Sean dropped the attacker off the bus, Razor Punch appeared and tried to kill him with his machete. When Sean escaped unharmed, the assassin who worked for Ten Rings grabbed his pendant. Xiao En remembered the postcard sent by his sister Xu Xialing, and prepared to leave for Macau. Chen insisted on following him, determined to understand the true identity of Sean.

On the plane, Sean revealed his real name and his life to Chen: After his mother died when he was 7 years old, Wenwu began to train his son to be an assassin. Under the ruthless supervision of his mentor, the death dealer, Hisashi learned many ways to kill. Finally, after seven years of training, he was hit, but he fled to San Francisco. After landing in Macau, Shang Zhi and Chen found the address of the postcard and found the Golden Dagger Club. However, Shangqi signed the form when he first entered the building and unknowingly put his name on the big stage.

Under Chen’s gaze, Shangzhi faced a new opponent-a woman he immediately recognized as Xia Ling. Shangzhi refused to fight and tried to inform her of the upcoming news of their father, but he was knocked down. Xia Ling was outraged that her brother abandoned her when he fled to San Francisco and revealed that she was not the person who sent the postcard. Shihuan sneaked into the club looking for Xia Ling’s pendant; when Xia Ling abandoned Shangzhi and Chen in the elevator, they left alone. They tried to climb on the scaffolding outside to reach another elevator, but the terrorists attacked them there. When Chen began to fall, Shang Zhi failed to catch her, but Xia Ling rescued her.

The god of death seems to have snatched Xia Ling’s pendant, prompting Shangzhi to pursue and fight him. Shangzhi was about to kill his mentor, recalling the harsh treatment he received in childhood training. However, Shangzhi was stopped by Wenwu who had captured Xia Ling and Chen. They were taken back to the Shihuan headquarters, Wenwu revealed that his late wife had been calling him to rescue her. Speaking of her leaving the village to be with him, he thought that Tarot’s people had imprisoned her because they were with him. Then, using the pendants of his two children, he generated a magic map made of water. The map depicts a clear path through the bamboo forest to Tarot, which is only open before Qingling Festival.

After Wenwu rescued his wife, he revealed his intention to burn down Tarot Village. This plan alienated his children from Chen and they raised objections. For this, they were thrown into a cell. They eventually met Trevor Slattery, who was imprisoned, and he adopted a Dijiang named Morris. Morris revealed a way to pass through the Talow Forest Labyrinth without waiting for a clear path. A group of people sneaked into the garage using the escape route discovered during the summer. After hijacking the Razor Punch car, they repelled Shihuan and fled the compound.

When approaching the forest maze, Chen walked through the moving bamboo to reach Tarot under the guidance of Morris and Slattery. They managed to get through the difficulty safely. When they drove into the village of Ta Lo, they met the locals and they urged them to return. However, Lee’s sister Yingnan intervened and finally met her niece and nephew. Nan took them to review the history of this field: once a prosperous civilization, the emergence of the dark inhabitants and its soul-eater army destroyed Talow to almost annihilation. Fortunately, the Great Guardian intervened and the occupants were enclosed in a cave where it would begin to attract people by imitating the voices of their loved ones.

Nan suspected that civil and military were affected by the residents. Xia Ling practices aerial martial arts, Xia Ling practices new rope darts, and Chen learns archery. All of this is to prepare for the arrival of civil and martial arts. One night, Shangzhi sat alone by the lake, remembering the night when his mother died: in the hands of his father’s mortal enemy, the iron gang. He revealed to Chen that he lied about not attacking the gang leader during the first mission. He announced that he intends to kill his father because of his involvement. The next day, civil and military and the Ten Rings began to invade. Shangqi confronted his father, and the civil and military subdued him and threw Shangqi into the lake. Wen Wu approached the barrier and began to attack it, thus releasing the Soul Eater.

Nan suspected that civil and military were affected by the residents. Xia Ling practices aerial martial arts, Xia Ling practices new rope darts, and Chen learns archery. All of this is to prepare for the arrival of civil and martial arts. One night, Shangzhi sat alone by the lake, remembering the night when his mother died: in the hands of his father’s mortal enemy, the iron gang. He revealed to Chen that he lied about not attacking the gang leader during the first mission. He announced that he intends to kill his father because of his involvement. The next day, civil and military and the Ten Rings began to invade. Shangqi confronted his father, and the civil and military subdued him and threw Shangqi into the lake. Wen Wu approached the barrier and began to attack it, thus releasing the Soul Eater.

The death dealer was killed immediately after his soul was taken away, which prompted Razorfist to form an alliance with Talo’s guardian for the Ten Rings to counter the new threat. In the lake, the great guardian rescued Shangqi, and Shangqi reached the barrier and confronted his father again. Wenwu lost control of Shangzhi’s ring in the battle, but survived; Shangzhi said his family needed him. Soon after, the dark dweller emerged from the weak barrier and swallowed the soul of Wenwu, but before he could save his son, he passed his ring to him. The Great Guardian was almost killed by the Soul Eater and the Resident, but fortunately he was rescued by Xia Ling and Chen. With the help of her sister, Shangzhi used the ring to tear the residents to pieces and ended the battle.

Even though Ta Lo won, they suffered a huge loss. The surviving warriors, including Nan, the Ten Rings, and Slattery, are wary of honoring the dead. Shang-Chi said goodbye to his father. He and Chen return to San Francisco and tell Sue and John about their adventure, which they don’t believe. Wong exits the portal and takes Shang-Chi and Chen to New York Sanctuary to discuss the origin of his father’s ring. Carol Danvers and Bruce Banner called for help, but they were powerless. Mystical relics have been shown to have beacons that convey mysterious messages. Meanwhile, Xialing returns to Ten Rings Headquarters and becomes the new leader of the organization.

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