Tony Leung Chiu-wai’s casting in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes him the first Hong Kong actor to take a lead role in a Marvel film.

Marvel’s Shang-Chi: five reasons Tony Leung’s casting is huge – Hong Kong actor to play villain The Mandarin

  • Leung will be the first Hong Kong actor to star in a Marvel film, and his casting reflects the decision to make a film with China the main target market
  • Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu and Asian-American actress Awkwafina have also been cast, and the film won’t feature controversial racist character Fu Manchu
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Tony Leung Chiu-wai’s casting in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes him the first Hong Kong actor to take a lead role in a Marvel film.
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Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee

Edmund Lee is the film editor of the Post. Before joining the Culture desk in 2013, he was the arts and culture editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Since he graduated in English and Comparative Literature, Edmund has also studied law and written an MPhil thesis on Hirokazu Koreeda. He is on a masochistic mission to review every Hong Kong film being released.