Shang-Chi’s Meng’er Zhang praises the film’s stuntmen while sharing a behind-the-scenes video of his training with his stuntman.
Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings‘Meng’er Zhang praises the stunt performers in the film while sharing a behind-the-scenes video of his training with his stunt performer. Shang-Chi finally introduces Marvel’s Kung Fu Master to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via an origin story that sees him confront his past as the son of Wenwu (Tony Leung), the leader of the eponymous Ten Rings. After spending a decade of her life in San Francisco, Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and her best friend, Katy (Awkwafina), meet the elder’s sister, Xu Xialing (Zhang), and embark on a journey to stop the lost Wenwu.
Shang-Chi features Liu, who has a background in taekwondo, wing chun and gymnastics, and has performed the majority of his stunts. , Leung and Zhang. The studio’s 25th film hit theaters on September 3, and despite COVID-19 delays and many skeptics, it continues to break domestic box office records. The film is arguably one of the best origin stories in the MCU and is praised for its comedy, heart, acting, and groundbreaking cultural ground.
Zhang recently posted a video / photos to her Instagram account showing her and her stuntmen training for Shang-Chi. In the post, Zhang praises his stuntmen who not get enough credit for risking their life for entertainment. Check it out below:
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In the video above, Zhang appears to be training for a streak that takes place during the last part of Shang-Chi‘s runtime. Before Zhang’s Xialing traveled to Ta Lo, she found out that she was running an underground fight club in Macau, where a few familiar faces appear. Shang-Chi and Xialing’s reunion takes place in the cage. That being said, Liu and Zhang did an admirable amount of the film’s fight choreography. The MCU is filled with some of the best action footage in cinema and the work done on Shang-Chi sets a new precedent for hand-to-hand combat, paying homage to ancient martial arts films.
The head of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ring of TenThe late Brad Allen stunt team worked in Hong Kong as a member of the Jackie Chan stunt team. Additionally, most of the film’s choreographers are from China and Hong Kong, which only amplifies the film’s cultural legitimacy. Zhang also met her husband, action designer Yung Lee, while making the film. If her post does anything, it reminds us of how so many people dedicate their lives to creating characters, telling stories, and facilitating escape.
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