Marvel Studios is finally appearing the Mandarin via Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings, and Kevin Feige explains for what reason did it took them such a long time to do that. Played by Tony Leung, the character is updated to be the father of Shang-Chi in the Destin Cretton-coordinated film. Very little is known regarding the remainder of his backstory, yet anticipate struggle among him and his child.
Speaking with Rotten Tomatoes, Feige reveals that they have been wanting to carry the Mandarin into the MCU for quite a while. Nonetheless, regardless of being a Tony Stark villain in the funnies, he explains that they couldn’t give the character justice in the event that he will be in an Iron Man film because the spotlight would have to be on the saint alone. Fortunately, they’re able to figure out how to in any case acquire him through Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
“That caption in the Legend of the Ten Rings actually interfaces it back to the earliest reference point of the MCU, the Ten Rings being the organization that kidnapped Tony Stark at the absolute starting point of Iron Man 1. And that organization was enlivened by a character called the Mandarin in the funnies. And returning to Iron Man 1, we’ve been talking about, ‘When do we carry this character to the screen?, and possibly wanted to do it when we believed we could do it preeminent justice and really showcase the intricacy of this character, which frankly we were unable to do in an Iron Man film because an Iron Man film is about Iron Man. An Iron Man film is about Tony Stark.”
Based on Feige’s remarks, it’s currently inquisitive how much center WenWu will have in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Note that at the day’s end, it’s anything but a film about its titular legend. In any case, the fact that he has a current relationship with the Mandarin as his father already allows Marvel Studios to also give more opportunity to the villain. The lone drawback with this is that the Mandarin will presently don’t have the chance to square off with Iron Man as he did in the funnies.