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The 1 Marvel Movie Nobody Seems to Be Talking About

There is a general feeling that Marvel Studios can do no wrong. If their logo appears in front of a movie, it’s a license to print money. And that feeling isn’t totally unjustified. The company has made 23 movies, with an average worldwide gross of $981 million. There’s even a general consensus that most of the movies are at least decent, with only a handful of disappointments.

The studio is taking a bit of a risk with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings scheduled for release in February 2021. That property is not as well known as other Marvel stories, and that may be why there seems to be less excitement for it than other upcoming Marvel movies. 

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President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige | Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney

How well do people know Shang-Chi? 

Now that Marvel has finished with the original lineup of the Avengers, its next phase starts to focus on lesser-known characters. After Black Widow comes out next May, there’s The Eternals, coming in November. Those heroes, a band of celestial beings, are also less well-known but that project has buzz thanks largely to Angelina Jolie. 

Shang Chi comes next, with its most recognizable star probably being Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, The Farewell). Its director, Daniel Destin Cretton, is mostly known for indie dramas like Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle,  both of which starred Brie Larson.

With less “marquee” value than other Marvel movies, it has been thought of as “Marvel’s martial arts movie,” which may be true, but also sounds a bit reductive. 

The character was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin in December 1973. He initially did not have powers, being skilled in the martial arts with or without weapons.

In later years, he

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