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Simu Liu Talks About That One Tweet Of His That Might Have Landed Him The ‘Shang-Chi’ Role

Simu Liu busts out a few moves on the red carpet with Jayden Zhang at the premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings held at Shangri-La Hotel on Wednesday (September 1) in Toronto, Canada.

The 32-year-old actor has been a lot of premieres in support of his new flick, including Los Angeles, New York, and London.

In a new interview, Simu opened up about one particular tweet that he tagged Marvel in that might have played a part in him landing the Shang-Chi role.

“I just tweeted it out into the ether because I love superhero movies,” Simu told USA Today. “It’s great that I’m getting all the credit now retroactively for getting it right, but I’m sure there are thousands of tweets if you go back far enough of me not getting it right or predicting the future totally incorrectly.”

However, director Destin Daniel Cretton admits he doesn’t “think anybody at Marvel saw that tweet, [but] It’s a great story so I’m not gonna try to stamp it out. But I also really do believe in putting things out there and saying you’re going to get this thing and really going for it.”

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens Friday, September 3.

15+ pictures inside of Simu Liu at the Toronto premiere of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings



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