Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu has decided to respond to the recent comments made by Disney CEO Bob Chapek calling the upcoming Marvel film “an interesting experiment for us.”
According to EW, during a recent earnings call by Disney, Chapek talked about their plans for the studio’s upcoming theatrical releases, where he mentioned that both Shang-Chi and the Free Guy have 45-day theatrical windows – they happen to be the first movies that are not made available on Disney+ Premier Access on the same day as their debut since the pandemic changed the face of the movie industry.
Chapek said, “we actually think it will be an interesting experiment for us.” He further said, “The prospect of being able to take a Marvel title to the service after going theatrical for 45 days will be yet another data point to inform our actions going forward on our titles.”
Simu Liu, the film’s main character wasn’t thrilled about Chapek’s choice of words so he decided to fire back via Instagram. He said, “we are not an experiment… We are the underdog; the underestimated. We are the ceiling-breakers. We are the celebration of culture and joy that will persevere after an embattled year. We are the surprise. I’m fired the f**k up to make history on September 3rd; JOIN US.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and it happens to be Marvel’s first film with an Asian lead. The movie also co-stars Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung, and it’s slated for release on September 3.
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