Q&A with Simu Liu, who plays Marvel's first Asian superhero

Being a Marvel superhero builds a platform and affords Simu Liu the ability to chase after intellectual property on his own.
Being a Marvel superhero builds a platform and affords Simu Liu the ability to chase after intellectual property on his own.PHOTO: DISNEY

LOS ANGELES - Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu will play Marvel's first Asian superhero on screen in the much-anticipated Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, which is slated to open in September and co-stars Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Michelle Yeoh.

Speaking at a media festival, the 32-year-old China-born performer - who moved to Canada at age five and starred in the Canadian sitcom Kim's Convenience (2016 to 2021) - explains why it is critical that such stories are written by Asians themselves.

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