New magazine covers for Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings tease the full look at the massive dragon from the movie. Phase 4 expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe by introducing new characters and corners of this expansive superhero franchise. Shang-Chi is part of that effort, as it will feature the MCU’s first Asian superhero played by Simu Liu, flesh out the Ten Rings organization, and put in place more mystical elements like giant dragons.
The promotional campaign of Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings hinted at all of the different aspects of the movie. Martial arts action scenes continue to excite viewers looking for a new kind of Marvel action, but the potential for it to include magic and mysticism is also high. Recent Shang-Chi the footage included a look at Simu Liu’s Kung Fu master underwater in front of a huge dragon. The white and red dragon was only teased at this point, but it was also confirmed not to be the famous dragon-like alien Fin Fang Foom.
With a little over a month before Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings‘release, the film picked up the next issue of Empire Magazine. The outlet has shared two new magazine covers for its upcoming September issue. The regular coverage shows Shang-Chi in the middle with her friend Katy (Awkwafina) on the left and her sister Xialing (Meng’er Zhang) on ââthe right. Empire also shared exclusive coverage to subscribers that teases Shang-Chiis the dragon. Check out the two covers below:
Little is known about the dragon that will appear in Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings. The trailer labels the dragon as the great protector, but it’s unclear who or what the dragon protects. There were old rumors that Michelle Yeoh’s character was linked to a place known as Valley of the Sleeping Dragon. Yeoh has since stated that she is the guardian of a mythical city, so this place secretly home to an ancient dragon might make sense. But, it is not known if the dragon in this Shang-Chi the magazine cover is said to mimic The Great Protector or whether it was simply chosen because of Shang-Chi’s and Chinese mythology connection with dragons.
In any case, the appearance of a dragon in Shang-Chi is already something that excites a lot of fans. After Iron fist barely used the mystical and mighty dragon Shou-Lao, seeing Marvel Studios embrace dragons and other mythical beasts in Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings is a treat. With the film’s release approaching, thankfully, it won’t be long before the MCU officially gets a dragon.
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Source: Emir Magazine
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