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Canadian actor Simu Liu to star in Marvel's 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings'

SAN DIEGO — Canadian actor Simu Liu has been tapped to play the titular character in Marvel’s upcoming film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”

Liu is best known for starring as Jung in CBC’s “Kim’s Convenience.”

Marvel President Kevin Feige delivered the news to thousands of fans at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday.

The film, which will see Liu’s kung fu master face off against The Mandarin, is set to come out on Feb. 12, 2021 and will also star Awkwafina and Tony Leung.

It will be the second major film of Marvel Studios’ Phase Four.

Destin Daniel Cretton will direct.

The Canadian Press