Marvel’s superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has smashed the box office record for Labor Day opening with praises for its all-Asian cast. Many fans are captivated by Hong Kong icon Tony Leung (梁朝偉), and expressed an interest in seeing the actor appear in other Marvel franchises. Although the future of Tony’s role remains uncertain, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige is reportedly entertaining the idea of having Tony and Robert Downey Jr. film together.
Having been instrumental in overseeing the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin sang praises over Tony’s charismatic acting. In an interview, the president confessed that he was awestruck by Tony’s talent and felt lucky that the actor agreed to join the cast.
Knowing that fans were equally impressed by the actor, Kevin hints that Tony could appear in future movies, “Anything can happen. If you look at Shang-Chi’s timeline and calculate a little, [Robert Downey’s character in Iron 3] was caught when [Tony’ character] began leading the Ten Rings organization. It would be a dream to see the two actors on the same stage.”
As Marvel is known for having character crossovers and cameo appearances in their movie franchise, the move could have Tony reprising his role as the supervillain Wenwu who is commonly referred by his moniker name, Mandarin. As the Mandarin was a controversial character when it made its first appearance in 2013’s film Iron Man 3, Marvel could be considering mending the disconnect between the two characters.
Source: World Journal
This article is written by Sammi for Jaynestars.com.