Simu Liu is a Chinese-born Canadian actor and stuntman known for portraying Shang-Chi in the 2021 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
On the 19th of January, The 32-year-old actor shared a screenshot of his old tweet on Twitter and wrote “Speaking your dreams into existence is just the first step in the long journey of making them come true. Nobody from Marvel ever read this tweet, but that didn’t matter. I believed in it enough that I was willing to work every day for it. Speak your dreams and then get to work!”
It’s not the first time Simu disclosed the fact that no one from Marvel knew about his tweet until he was cast, he has already shared this many times.
Last year at the premiere of the film “Shang Chi”, the president of Marvel Studios and the primary producer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Kevin Feige said
At the film’s premiere last year, Kevin Feige had said, “Along with our casting director Sarah Finn, (we) scoured the Earth looking for Shang-Chi. He tweeted, which we found out after he was cast; but he had an amazing audition, he had an amazing reel, and did some great work in Canada. And just brought as you will soon find a relatability to it that all Marvel heroes need but he can also achieve, we believe, that sort of iconic status to stand within the pantheon of Marvel heroes.”
Previously, in an interview with indianexpress.com, Simu spoke about playing a superhero who is Asian. “I knew how rare it was to have an Asian person putting on a superhero outfit, there hasn’t been that many. I enjoyed putting on the suit also because it was brand new. It was not based on anything in the comics. I think it symbolizes our new origin story and that we were able to refresh this 50-year, a little outdated character. I’m excited for the world to see it,” he said.
A sequel to Shang Chi and Legend of the Ten rings was announced in December in which Simu Liu will be reprising his role.