The upcoming Marvel movie Shang-Chi has been released with the first trailer, and director Destin Daniel Cretton has shared a touching post featuring behind-the-scenes photos of the cast.
The shang-chi actor is a Chinese film directed by Tony Leung. It follows the story of an elderly martial artist who travels to America in search of his lost daughter.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton has been praising different members of the cast and crew on Instagram since the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings earlier this month. Cretton not only revealed that his sister worked on the movie, but he also expressed his admiration for Akwafina (Katy) and stated that working with Ben Kingsley (Trevor Slattery) was a “highlight of my life.” Tony Leung, who portrays Shang-father Chi’s Wenwu in the film, is the subject of Cretton’s newest tribute piece. Cretton paid tribute to the legendary actor with a post that featured behind-the-scenes pictures of the two working together.
“Every day, the great Tony Leung astounded me with his commitment, intelligence, and humility. Working with him was an unforgettable experience that I will remember for the rest of my life “Cretton penned a letter. You may see some of his pictures here:
Cretton isn’t the only one who worked on Shang-Chi who thinks Leung is great. Working with Leung was “like a master lesson in acting every single day,” Simu Liu (Shang-Chi) remarked in a recent Ask Me Anything session on r/MarvelStudios.
Liu said, “He is as renowned as the tales claim he is. Tony’s stillness, his ability to communicate such emotional color with a single look, is what makes him so captivating to watch. He really grounded me and pushed me to be still and present, which was great for an anxious beginner like me.” “Also, I simply adore that my job was to actually look into Tony’s eyes for hours at a time,” Liu said, laughing.
Kevin Feige recently made similar remarks. At the time, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said that viewers were “unprepared” for what Leung brought to his part. “We spoke about Simu, but also about Tony Leung, and you mentioned the family element of the movie,” Feige hinted to Marvel.com. “I still don’t believe people are quite ready for what Tony contributes to this movie and what the connection is and how unique it is and how emotional this movie becomes.”
Fala Chen, who portrays Shang-mother, Chi’s also talked with us about working with Leung.
“It’s extremely different onscreen and offscreen because Tony is such a nice, peaceful, almost timid guy in real life,” Chen said. “If you put him in the room, he’ll be the last person you look at because he conceals his own energy.” “In many respects, he’s just unnoticeable. He’s very bashful. And every time you speak to him, he just talks about the movie, the screenplay, since we were hanging out and having dinner together. ‘Oh, I’m still thinking,’ he says. ‘I’m not certain.’ And he has such a modest demeanor. He’ll say things like, ‘I’m not sure if I can do that,’ or, ‘Why did I… why did your character say that line?’ as if he doesn’t get it, or, ‘Oh, I need to go home and practice my lines,’ as if he doesn’t. Then, once he’s on set, he’s the most magnificent, captivating, strong, and powerful character in the whole movie. And you’re like, “What the hell happened?” Because I believe he has given his character a lot of consideration. He spends all of his time outside of work thinking about… working on his character, so once he’s on set, all of his preparation and effort, as well as his expertise, decades of experience, simply comes out, and without being overbearing. In the movie, it’s exactly right.”
In cinemas today comes Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.