In theaters since September 1, Shang-Chi is the first superhero of Asian descent to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But do you really know what his name means?
In theaters since September 1, the new Marvel Cinematic Universe feature film features a young hero of Asian descent (for the first time in studio history).
Nicknamed Shaun since he lived in the United States (where he fled to escape his father’s grip), the character played by Simu Liu is actually called Shang-Chi, as the title of the feature film indicates. . But what is the meaning of this surname, and how can it be translated into French?
“The rise and growth of the spirit.”
As we learn in the original comic-books (via the site Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki), Shang-Chi means “the rise and growth of the spirit”. A description that fits like a glove to the new Marvel protagonist, constantly challenged to master the handling of martial arts, and that of the legendary Ten Rings.
Adapted from the Marvel character created by Steve Englehart in 1973, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, currently in theaters, traces the fate of this new hero, struggling with a heavy past and in particular with a father with obscure intentions. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, it stages Simu liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung or Michelle Yeoh.
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