Spider-Man: No Way Home Trolled By Shang-Chi Star Simi Liu With A “Photo”

Right now, the leaks for Spider-Man: No Way Home are dominating the internet, doing rounds on social media, and Shang-Chi star – and a social media darling – Simu Liu seems quite aware of what’s happening. Simu Liu took to Twitter to promote the Disney+ release of Shang Chi yesterday, teasing the latest leaks that may or may not have included Andrew Garfield’s Spidey returning.

Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu
Shang-Chi actor Simu Liu

“Check out this exclusive screenshot,” Liu tweeted with a picture of himself and Awkwafina’s Katy. “If you look reaallllly closely you can clearly see that Andrew Garfield is definitely not in it.”

Here’s his tweet:

Despite the leaks, Garfield has remained silent on the role, continuing to deny his involvement in any capacity in Spider-Man: No Way Home.


“I understand why people are freaking out about the concept of that because I’m a fan as well. You can’t help but imagine scenes and moments of ‘Oh, my God, how fucking cool would it be if they did that?'” Garfield previously told Variety. “But it’s important for me to say on the record that this is not something I’m aware I am involved in. But I know I’m not going to be able to say anything that will convince anyone that I don’t know what’s happening. No matter what I say, I’m fucked. It’s either going to be really disappointing for people or it’s going to be really exciting.”

Landing the role of Shang-Chi Is Also Quite A Story For Simu Liu

Simu Liu was a part of the sci-fi thriller series Orphan Black’s final season but remained little known till long. Many believe it was this fateful tweet he posted on December 4, 2018, that changed his fortunes and brought him into the ambit of Marvel Studios.

However, Kevin Feige later insisted that the tweet did not play a major role in Liu’s casting and he actually found out about it after Liu was already Shang-Chi.

Feige said during the film’s premiere, “Along with our casting director Sarah Finn, (we) scoured the Earth looking for Shang-Chi. He tweeted, which we found out after he was cast; but he had an amazing audition, he had an amazing reel, did some great work up in Canada. And just brought as you will find soon a relatability to it that all Marvel heroes need but he can also achieve, we believe, that sort of iconic status to stand within the pantheon of Marvel heroes.”

Later, while appearing at a press conference, Liu explained his casting process as an answer to a question. He said, “I remember very clearly it was 6:30 pm. I was in my underwear, and had just woken up from a nap. I was eating shrimp crackers, not doing anything. And then I got a phone call from an unknown number in Burbank, California. I remember my heart skipped a beat because it was so mysterious. I feel like I knew who it was. It was Kevin Feige, and he offered me the role. It was such an insane moment because I knew that my life would never be the same. And he said, ‘Look, in four days, I want you to go to Comic Con. And we’re going to bring you out in front of everybody. You’re going to be announced to the world as our very own all new Shang Chi.’ And that’s what he did. He flew me down and my life really was never the same after that.”

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be available for Disney+ subscribers to stream on November 12th while Spider-Man: No Way Home will hit the theatres on December 17th.



Vasu Sharma
Vasu Sharma

Vasu Sharma is the Content Head at Animated Times, supervising the Editorial Board at Animated Times. He's 25 years old and has done his master's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.

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