A leaked image of a Funko Pop! Toy has spoiled the reveal of a major character in the upcoming Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
A leaked image of a Funko Pop! toy has spoiled the reveal of a major character in the next Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings movie. Since the film is one of many Marvel projects to be released in 2021, news about the film has been relatively scant, as the studio has focused most of its marketing on other series or films that are about to be released. launch in the next few weeks. However, toy sales and promotions are generally planned months in advance of everything else, so it’s no wonder spoilers for the movie come from the box of merchandise.
The 25th movie in the MCU, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, It won’t be in theaters until September 2021. It will be the first Marvel movie to feature an Asian-American lead, actor Simu Liu, alongside rising star Awkwafina in a supporting role as the character, Katy. The film has been in development since 2001, although Marvel has released information that lets fans know that it will feature the true Mandarin villain and the Ten Rings organization that has been hinted at throughout many other MCU films.
According to a report on CBR, a Twitter user named SCBRMidia posted images of Funko Pop! toys for Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings which included a dragon figure. Along with the other leaked figures, such as Shang-Chi, Katy, Wenwu, Jiang Li, Death Dealer, and Razor Fist, the dragon stands out for being called “The Great Protector,” a name not associated with any known Marvel comic book characters. . However, there have been rumors that Marvel’s Fin Fang Foom character appears in the movie since 2020, and the Funko Pop! The toy could be the confirmation fans have been waiting for. While it may not be his name, Fin Fang Foom is in fact a dragon and in the comics he has many ties to one of the other main characters in the film, Wenwu, also known as the Mandarin.
If it’s not Fin Fang Foom, Marvel has another dragon currently in the MCU known as Shou-Lao, a figure hinted at in the MCU. Iron fist Netflix series. With Shou-Lao’s reddish scales, he is better suited to the toy’s red and white skin coloration, especially compared to Fin Fang Foom, who is normally seen with green skin in the comics. Shou-Lao also fits the nickname “Great Protector” better with his ties to the origins of the heroic character of Iron Fist.
It would be a strange choice to go with Shou-Lao for him. Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings however, since the dragon is not actually associated with Shang-Chi in the comics. Fan excitement for Fin Fang Foom has been evident for some time now, and it seems hard to believe that Marvel would pass up the opportunity to use the character. As for the visual discrepancies, the comics already established that Fin Fang Foom could shape-shift, so it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to imagine him changing his colors to hide his true appearance, or even pretending to be a “benign Great Protector.” “to fool other characters in the movie.
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