Kevin Feige Clears Up Shang-Chi Star’s Twitter Outburst


Marvel President Kevin Feige has cleared up all the confusion surrounding Shang-Chi star, Simu Liu’s recent Twitter outburst.

Simu Liu, who’s the star of Marvel’s upcoming MCU movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, took to Twitter to criticise Disney’s CEO’s recent comments.

Disney CEO, Bob Chapek, recently told investors in Disney’s Q3 Investor’s Call that Shang-Chi’s release strategy was an “experiment”.

However, Simu took the quote out of context and thought that Chapek was referring to race, which to be fair to Chapek, he wasn’t.

Here’s what Chapek said:

[Shang-Chi’s release is] actually going to be an interesting experiment for us because it’s got only a 45-day window for us… so the prospect of being able to take a Marvel title to the service after going theatrical for 45 days will be yet another data point to inform our actions going forward on our titles.

Kevin Feige addresses Shang-Chi star Simu Liu’s Twitter outburst against Bob Chapek

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Here’s what Liu said on Twitter:

We are not an experiment.

We are the underdog; the underestimated. We are the ceiling-breakers. We are the celebration of culture and joy that will persevere after an embattled year.

We are the surprise.

I’m fired the f**k up to make history on September 3rd; JOIN US.

So, Feige had to clear things up, and he did so in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying:

He [Simu Liu] is not a shy man. I think in that particular tweet you can see and I think everyone does, a misunderstanding. It was not the intention. The proof is in the movie and we swing for the fences as we always do. With the amount of creative energy we put in and the budget, there’s no expense spared to bring this origin story to the screen.

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