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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi, the master of weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organisation.

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Project Type: Feature Film
Year: 2021
Screen NSW support: Made in NSW International Footloose Production Incentive
Companies: Marvel Studios
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Production details: IMDb page


Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organisation.

The film also stars Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan, and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu, Shang-Chi’s father; as well as Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Yuen Wah, Ronny Chieng, Zach Cherry, and Dallas Liu.

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth are executive producers. Dave Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the film and the screen story is by Dave Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton.


Filmed in Sydney

Filmed at Disney Studios and on location across Sydney, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a great example of the expertise, services and locations in our state.

This includes the imagined village of Ta Lo, which Production Designer Sue Chan and her team built in a park 30 minutes from downtown Sydney, NSW.


Sue Chan explains, Destin wanted the village to feel very grounded, but it is also a magical village, so it had to both express the idea of not being real but at the same time being populated by real people with real concerns.


Cretton adds: Ta Lo exists in an inter-dimensional plane. It’s where the climax of our movie takes place and the set where all of our storylines come together, so it was crucial that it be impactful.


Photo credit: Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.