Asian power: Why Shang-Chi is a milestone superhero flick

Simu Liu, who plays Shang-Chi, gained more than 4kg of muscle so he could perform the fight scenes.
Simu Liu, who plays Shang-Chi, gained more than 4kg of muscle so he could perform the fight scenes.PHOTO: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

SINGAPORE - A paradox comes into play when it comes to playing a Marvel superhero. The less powerful the hero, the harder the actor needs to work.

In battle scenes, for example, Brie Larson's Captain Marvel or Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange needs only to strike a pose. Digital artists do the rest.

 

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