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Shang-Chi Can't Outrun His Destiny In A New Teaser Trailer

With "Black Widow" finally hitting theaters after two years since the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, the MCU is finally ready to show off some superheroes new to the big screen. First up this year is actor Simu Liu's Shang-Chi, the powerful martial artist who headlines the upcoming film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

Following the movie's debut trailer in April and one that fleshed out its story more in June, we recently got our third look at the hotly anticipated movie with a third trailer titled "Need," which shows even more of what's in store for the next MCU hero.

The trailer shows Shang-Chi's father, Wenwu aka the Mandarin (Tony Leung), speaking to him about the Ten Rings, which appear to be a family heirloom that grant their users "legendary power." Not to be confused with the small, power-granting rings from J.R.R. Tolkien's universe, the trailer shows them to look almost like armbands, wrapping around their user's arms before flying out like a whip of cosmic energy.

Shang-Chi and his father don't see eye to eye, leading to the film's main conflict

Throughout the trailer, Shang-Chi repeatedly states that he doesn't want to become a hero, saying that "All I ever wanted was a normal life," and even saying that he could change his name and go into hiding. That wouldn't make for that entertaining of a Marvel movie, however, so instead the trailer shows Shang-Chi embracing his powers while confronting his father, who will presumably be the main antagonist of the film.

The trailer also shows a quick cut of Shang-Chi underwater, facing an enormous sea creature that looks a bit like a dragon. It also shows the same bus fight scene we've seen from earlier trailers, as well as a building under attack. It also shows Shang-Chi appearing to be in a martial arts arena, with Awkwafina's character, Katy, jokingly asking what happened to his shirt, as he responds with a playful shrug, showing that the MCU hasn't lost its sense of humor.

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" will exclusively hit theaters starting on September 3, 2021.