It makes me so happy that this film has done as well as it has so far! A record breaking $90 million opening Labor day weekend starting September 3rd! And still #1 movie in the world TWO weeks in a row! Over $258 million global! I cannot wait to see where the entire industry and humanity can go after this! This is something to remember! (this is an ongoing post so I will be updating throughout)
"The kung fu goddess talks about her most eye-popping stunts, her yearning to do another Crazy Rich Asians, and her outrageously enjoyable new Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"
DIRECTOR DESTIN DANIEL
"This picture was taken in 2019 during the whirlwind of ComicCon. Simu had only found out he would be Marvel’s next big superhero a few days earlier. And suddenly, we found ourselves being pushed onto a stage in front of 10,000 screaming fans and told to say something interesting. The moment I saw him take that stage, speaking in two languages with ease and openness and charm, I was filled with so much joy. The two guys in this photo had no idea what was ahead of them the next two years— the challenges, the joys, the team we would grow to love, the story we would pour ourselves into… we didn’t know our production would be shut down for a pandemic that would shift the weight of the world, and we didn’t know we would start back up again stronger and more determined to finish this film for a new generation of kids like us. And tonight, as @shangchi is being experienced for the first time by many of you all over the globe, this photo suddenly means so much more to me. Because I see how much we’ve grown through all of this, as I believe many of you did too. It’s been a crazy journey, and I am so grateful to have walked through it with this man by my side. So proud of you @simuliu. You are the superhero I wish I had when I was a kid. @shangchi"
"The sun rose today to a world where Asian superheroes exist as the leads of their story; that is the gift that @destindaniel and @marvelstudios have bestowed upon all of us, across all communities, everywhere. A celebration and a sharing of culture, of language, of laughter, of excitement, of sorrow and of heartbreak.
I need to say a few words about our director, who has put more work into this thing than you could possibly imagine. Thank you for making this all happen, Destin. For your thoughtfulness, for the dedication and commitment you showed each and every day, for the personal sacrifices you made, and for giving me the opportunity to be a vessel for your story. I will never be able to repay what I have learned from my time with you.
To my incredible co-stars @awkwafina@wongrel@falachenfala@mengerzhang@michelleyeoh_official@ronnychieng@bignasty (and non-instagrammers Sir Ben Kingsley and Tony Leung), thank you for allowing a complete newbie to occupy space in your world. I felt like I was among legends each and every day. Thank you for your patience and generosity. You are all magnificent in this movie.
I’ve said before that this film will change the world. A smile where there wasn’t one before. Pride where there was shame. Compassion where there was ignorance. If we reach out and touch even one person, then aren’t all of our lives better for it?
Thank you @disney for throwing the full weight of your platform behind this movie. Many people did not understand that marketing during a pandemic presented unique challenges, or that we worked closely together throughout the entire process. Thank you @jrvs.km for this most beautiful artwork.
And thank you all for your support.
Today, finally, we make history."
"61 percent of the world's population lives in Asia. In pure numbers, Asians are the world’s majority. Yet popular media portrayals of Asian people––women and men of various ethnicities and histories––are often minimized and imprisoned by Hollywood’s cliches and tropes. This is why @ShangChi and its roaring success matters." - Jose Antonio Vargas
"We are doing it!! Thank q family, friends, fans . We love you all too!! ❤️❤️❤️🌹"
BRIAN LE POST (BIG BROTHER ANDY LE AS 'DEATH DEALER' FIRST VIETNAMESE AMERICAN IN THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE)
Simu Liu Instagram Post (Link to Deadline Article - Sept 12, 2021):
$258 million at the global box office LET’S GOOOO!!!!
THANK YOU to everyone that came out to support this movie through its first two weekends! We definitely rocked enough boats and made enough noise to echo through history. I’m so deeply grateful to all of you who have shared in this moment with us. Here’s to keeping the momentum going!
(Special shout-out to @chriswkim_ for watching it 8 times LOLLL)