Shang-Chi is a fictional character, often called the ‘Master of Kung Fu’, appearing in Marvel comic books and now set to have his own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Photo: Handout
Nick Atkin
Opinion

Opinion

Nick Atkin

Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first Asian-led superhero film, will only perpetuate outdated martial arts myths

  • Film based on ‘Master of Kung Fu’ Shang-Chi comics aims to follow Black Panther blueprint
  • But hero could further deify martial arts when serious questions are being asked about its effectiveness in modern combat

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Shang-Chi is a fictional character, often called the ‘Master of Kung Fu’, appearing in Marvel comic books and now set to have his own film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Photo: Handout
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