Currently happening is Marvel Studios’ biggest live-panel presentation in SDCC, where our lord and savior Kevin Feige is on the stage to unveil the next line of films for the MCU. After months of speculating who was going to be cast as Shang-Chi, we finally have the next big MCU superstar. Just a few moments ago, Feige called out Simu Liu to the stage, introducing the latest lead character in the MCU to the world.
Simu Liu was officially cast on Tuesday. He screen tested on Sunday. "It's the craziest, craziest dream."
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) July 21, 2019
This is news we all saw coming that is nevertheless so exciting. On stage, Liu shared his crazy experience in getting cast so quickly, revealing that he screen-tested for the role in New York on Sunday and by Tuesday of last week, he got the call. A virtual unknown to the world, Liu’s biggest credit in his career is hit-comedy Kims of Convenience. Liu is about to become a worldwide household name come February 2021.