SDCC 2019 was a huge win for Marvel Studios. There they brought out their Phase 4 plans and wowed everyone by making the cast appear on the podium. One of the movies planned for Phase 4 is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The movie will feature Simu Liu in the lead along with other capable and high profile stars. Fans who have been following star Simu Liu on social media will surely have come to know just how grateful he is for the role. Recently he opened up about how he felt upon getting that life changing phone call from Marvel Studios.
Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu Talks About Life Changing Phone Call From Kevin Feige
Simu Liu recently revealed his reaction the moment he got the call from Marvel Studios about the role. He was called by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and was invited into the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In an interview with ET Canada, Liu recalled the anxiety he felt after his screen test and what happened when he finally got the call. He said:
“I waited two days and I had gone online and watched videos of all these other Marvel stars and how they got cast. I think I got it in my mind that Kevin likes to call them personally so I thought if my manager calls, it might be bad news but if I get a call from an unknown number, it might be good news.”
“It’s about 6:19 p.m. Tuesday and lo and behold, I’m in my underwear eating shrimp crackers and there’s an unknown number from Burbank California. Now I know Disney Studios is in Burbank so my heart’s thumping out of my chest and I jump and am like ‘Hello!’ and it’s the divine voice of Kevin Feige. I’ll never forget it, it’s so calm, it’s so booming.”
What Did Kevin Feige Say to Simu Liu On That Life Changing Phone Call?
Simu Liu describes that moment as:
“He’s like ‘Simu, hi. We’d like you to play Shang-Chi. Also we need you to go to Comic-Con in four days.’ I can’t describe how I felt. I think I cried hysterically, I can’t remember if it was on the phone or after, but probably a bit of both.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings arrives in theatres on February 12, 2021.
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