Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has already begun filming in Australia.
A netizen recently spotted Tony Leung Chiu-wai (梁朝偉), who plays the film’s main villain The Mandarin, eating dim sum with three other female companions at Golden Century Seafood Restaurant in Sydney. Their table ordered a lot of dim sum dishes, and Tony reportedly had a huge appetite.
Though his wife, actress Carina Lau (劉嘉玲), was not present at the time, she shared on Instagram that she is also in Sydney. As Tony’s manager, Carina is there to assist with Tony’s day-to-day operations.
Shang-Chi was first announced by Marvel in December 2018. Tony’s casting was confirmed at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2019. Chinese Canadian actor Simu Liu (劉思慕) plays the title role, and Awkwafina co-stars in an unannounced role.
The Mandarin was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2013, as the main villain in Iron Man 3. Played by Sir Ben Kingsley, he was only pretending to be the character under the control of Guy Pierce’s Aldrich Killian, who then adopted to the mantle of the Mandarin.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is slated for a February 2021 release.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.