Shang-Chi star Simu Liu just lately opened up about his love for Star Wars and revealed that he needs to play a Gray Jedi within the universe.
Simu Liu continues to be a relative unknown, however quickly everybody will know his title after Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits theaters subsequent yr. Liu is the most recent star to hitch the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however the actor doesn’t need to cease there. The Shang-Chi star has made it well-known how a lot he loves Star Wars on social media with footage of his assortment and revealing that he has delved deep into the Expanded Universe.
On a latest episode of Rogue One author Gary Whitta’s YouTube sequence, Animal Speaking, Simu Liu made an look the place he opened up about how he fell in love with the supplemental Star Wars materials and his want to be within the franchise:
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it, I positively need to be within the Star Wars universe. I make no secret about it. I additionally make no secret about tweeting random issues into the universe that I completely don’t truly assume will come true, however I’m going to do it anyway. I’m an enormous Star Wars fan. Once I first got here to Canada, it was one of many issues that I latched onto straight away, in all probability as a result of I didn’t communicate loads of English, however then simply the visuals of Star Wars have been so compelling and simply sucked me in straight away, and I grew to become the largest fan of not solely the films however the entire expanded universe that went round it… I cherished the entire gamut of Star Wars sport main as much as the most recent one, Fallen Order, however the [Knight of the Republic]s, X-Wing, Rogue Squadron, deep cuts, Jedi Knight I, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Battlefront, every thing. Star Wars video games have been such an enormous a part of my life.”
In a while within the interview, Simu Liu talked extra about how the Jedi misplaced their approach within the prequel trilogy and admitted he agreed with Luke Skywalker’s controversial stance that the Jedi ought to finish in The Final Jedi. Liu then revealed the kind of character he would need to play within the Star Wars universe:
“I’ve thought of it clearly approach an excessive amount of: grey Jedi. Neither Jedi nor Sith, maybe increase a Jedi however turns into disillusioned. We all know the protagonist of The Clone Wars is Ahsoka Tano, who many contemplate to be a grey Jedi and is totally a grey Jedi by the point we see her in Rebels as effectively. She’s been outdoors the order residing on her personal, doing her personal factor, and I really feel like that’s the place there’s a lot to mine that the cinematic universe of Star Wars hasn’t actually gone into the nitty-gritty of, these individuals who don’t observe gentle facet or darkish facet, who aren’t caught up within the affairs or the illusions of grandeur, making an attempt to exert energy within the universe however simply, I’ve change into very disillusioned, and I need to simply go and reside my life, and I hate every thing round me, however I additionally am an excellent particular person at coronary heart. So, the place is the room within the Star Wars universe for that character?”
You may watch the complete video of Simu Liu’s interview on Animal Speaking beneath.
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Launched in Particular Marvel Version #15 in December 1973, Shang-Chi is a talented martial artist who was raised in an remoted compound situated in China and educated by his father Fu Manchu, a Chinese language crimelord and immortal sorcerer who repeatedly tried to beat the world. When Shang-Chi was lastly allowed to enterprise into the skin world to do his father’s bidding, he realized about his father’s evil methods and faked his personal loss of life earlier than embarking on a mission to take down Fu Manchu’s felony empire.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, and Ronny Chieng.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is presently scheduled to be launched in theaters on Might 7, 2021. Keep tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the most recent developments surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for extra video content material sooner or later!
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