In a cut scene from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings” that recently hit the web, a small detail links the film to Tony Stark’s first big-screen adventure.
Released in theaters on September 1, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is intimately linked to other feature films in the multiverse built by Kevin Feige, and in particular to the Iron Man trilogy.
Indeed, while the third installment of the adventures of Tony Stark (released in 2013) presented us with a false Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley and used as a diversion by the main villain of the film, Shang-Chi reveals the identity of the real leader. criminal: it is actually the warrior Xu Wenwu, father of Shang-Chi, played by Tony Leung in the feature film.
But this revelation about the Mandarin isn’t the only connection between Shang-Chi and the adventures of Iron Man. Indeed, in a cut scene from the film recently uploaded to the web and titled “Do It Youself” (“Do it yourself”), we can see that Tony Stark indirectly dealt with Wenwu from the introduction of the first Iron Man, released in 2008.
In the new Shang-Chi scene, we can see Wenwu returning to the Ten Rings just after the death of his wife Ying Li, to take stock of the situation of his organization. As soon as he arrives, his host hastens to brief him on the “situation in Afghanistan”, where operations appear to be proceeding in a “productive”.
“Raza takes advantage of the country’s instability”, says the steward, making a direct reference to the terrorist of the Ten Rings embodied by Faran Tahir in the first Iron man, and responsible for the kidnapping of Tony Stark at the start of the film.
Translation: Even though he did not personally supervise operations in Afghanistan, the real Mandarin, aka Wenwu, is indeed the one who, through his organization, started the adventures of Tony Stark.
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