Shang-Chi star Simu Liu had been Tweeting to Marvel for a job over the last five years
Simu Liu, the star of Marvel's newly announced film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is a testament to the statement ‘Ask and you shall Receive’
The movie studio revealed Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con that Liu will be one of its newest leading men. But it turns out Liu asked for the job months years ago on Twitter.
Don't believe us? Here are the receipts.
On Saturday after the announcement, he quoted the tweet and jokingly added, "Thanks for getting back to me." For good measure, he also replied to the tweet, "Well shit."
Marvel on Saturday made a big splash at Comic-Con with a slew of announcements for upcoming projects, including new films for Thor and Dr Strange, and TV shows for Loki and The Falcon and Winter Soldier.
The Shang Chi movie, set for release Feb 12, 2021, will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, and will also star Awkwafina and Tony Leung. Lui will be first Asian lead in a Marvel movie.