Simu Liu says nobody from Marvel read his 2018 tweet about playing Shang-Chi ‘but that didn’t matter’
Simu Liu, who performed the titular superhero within the MCU movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, believes that he landed the job because he “became as soon as engaging to work daily for it.” The Kim’s Comfort star had as soon as put it out within the universe in 2018 that Marvel ought to take into narrative him for the characteristic of Shang-Chi, and it became as soon as a sweet twist of fate that he basically landed the characteristic just a few years later.
Sharing a screenshot of his extinct tweet, Simu shared on Twitter, “Speaking your dreams into existence is honest step one within the lengthy roam of creating them come valid. No one from Marvel ever be taught this tweet, nonetheless that didn’t topic. I believed in it ample that I became as soon as engaging to work daily for it. Deliver your dreams and then procure to work!”
Speaking your dreams into existence is honest step one within the lengthy roam of creating them come valid.
No one from Marvel ever be taught this tweet, nonetheless that didn’t topic. I believed in it ample that I became as soon as engaging to work daily for it. Deliver your dreams and then procure to work! pic.twitter.com/rq4UEqexLo
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) January 18, 2022
Simu has shared repeatedly that no-one from Marvel knew about his tweet till he became as soon as forged. At the movie’s premiere last yr, Kevin Feige had stated, “Alongside with our casting director Sarah Finn, (we) scoured the Earth attempting to earn Shang-Chi. He tweeted, which we stumbled on out after he became as soon as forged; nonetheless he had a wonderful audition, he had a wonderful reel, did some gigantic work up on in Canada. And honest introduced as it’s doubtless you’ll presumably well earn soon a relatability to it that every person Marvel heroes need nonetheless he might presumably well even additionally create, we secure, that form of iconic space to stand throughout the pantheon of Marvel heroes.”
In an earlier conversation with Khatrimaza.com, Simu had spoken about playing a superhero who’s Asian. “I knew how rare it became as soon as to non-public an Asian particular person placing on a superhero outfit, there basically hasn’t been that many. I basically enjoyed placing on the swimsuit also because it became as soon as designate original. It became as soon as no longer like in step with the rest within the comics. I mediate it symbolises our original starting keep memoir and that we had been ready to in total refresh this 50-yr, moderately out of date character. I’m basically, basically angry for the realm to heed it,” he stated.
In December 2021, a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings became as soon as presented with Simu Liu reprising his characteristic.