Earlier this year, rumors circulated about GOT7‘s Jackson Wang featuring on the soundtrack for Marvel Studios‘ first Asian-lead superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Well, it looks like we might still be getting a GOT7 rapper featured on the film’s soundtrack but a different one than we originally thought.
Ahgases began to speculate that GOT7’s Mark Tuan might be featured on the Shang-Chi soundtrack after he appeared at the film’s red carpet premiere in Los Angeles, California. From then on, Ahgases dubbed Jackson and Mark as the “Marvel line.”
No but Mark being on the red carpet for Marvel Shang-Chi’s premiere in LA, and Jackson singing the OST for the Marvel movie screams world domination. Who does it like them? 😭
— Bel¨ SOMO:FUME (@jbdefsyg) August 17, 2021
Both have gotten the attention of everyone, not just their pre-existing fans of theirs but even fans of Marvel. Many Marvel-focused accounts on Twitter soon turned into Mark stan accounts…
for people asking hi this is MARK TUAN he is the main visual and lead rapper of a kpop boy group named GOT7. you're welcome pic.twitter.com/zhjnbXwUIG
— night ४ shang-chi era (@cinemasersi) August 17, 2021
— Marvel Updates (@MarvlUpdates) August 17, 2021
Yall are showing out! Mark Tuan help us!! 😭 pic.twitter.com/Gybkhhhrro
— Marvel Updates (@MarvlUpdates) August 17, 2021
From then on, there seemed to be a high likelihood that, since Marvel accounts were prominently highlighting him, perhaps he really is going to be on the soundtrack. Well, it seems more than ever now that it is true. Fans recently noticed that Mark is listed on the Marvel fan website Marvel Cinematic Universe Wiki as having contributed to the soundtrack with a TBA track.
However, it looks like the title might be confirmed now. First, Mark posted some additional photos of himself from the premiere about a week later with a bit of an unusual caption. It read “NGCD,” which we now believe to be an acronym for his song title.
Recently, a tracklist has been circulating the internet said to be for the Shang-Chi soundtrack. Included in the list are Mark Tuan and BIBI for the song “Never Gonna Come Down.” “NGCD” is clearly an acronym of this title.
Considering Mark also posted that as the caption for not just any photos but for his Shang-Chi premiere photos, it seems more than likely that this was his hint for fans. Even the Marvel stan accounts can agree.
That’s not all. BIBI herself reposted the tracklist on her Instagram Stories, once and for all, confirming her involvement. A fan tagged her in the post, asking, “Is it real life that seori and bibi will be on an ost for a marvel movie????” Her reply? It is, in fact, real!
It’s real life
Now, fans are freaking out rightfully so (honestly, we are too). Seriously, some of our favorite artists are part of history by being featured on Marvel’s first Asian-lead film’s OST!
Mark and BIBI? MARK TUAN AND BIBI?????!!!? ON ONE SONG???? pic.twitter.com/PQ1roLgzU5
— Dr.C⚖️ (@ahgase2001) August 24, 2021
While Mark may have thought he told us with that hint of an IG caption, many of us didn’t catch on until now.
MARK YOURE KIDDING THIS SPOILER WENT OVER OUR HEADS 😭 pic.twitter.com/q95WS4Xm9z
— raveen ⁰⁸⁻²⁶ ⚖️ jaebeom love bot (@beomsberet) August 23, 2021
another episode of got7 giving out spoilers and ahgases not noticing 🤡 pic.twitter.com/X8Ehy4LicA
— ً (@tuanofseven) August 24, 2021
— Myra T《NGCD》SOMO:FUME | 团子 🍡 | LS1 (@mtmarkyien) August 23, 2021
In addition to Mark, BIBI, and Seori, many 88rising artists have contributed to the soundtrack for the blockbuster, such as Rich Brian and NIKI. Previously, 88rising’s Instagram account had also tagged Jackson when the first trailer was released. Yet, there has been no update, and his tag was removed.
GET OUT 88rising reposted Shang-Chi trailer, so JACKSON WANG MARVEL OST???? 👀 pic.twitter.com/5FRwSqwIyN
— wang ˢⁿᵉᵃᵏʸ (@sneakyseunie) April 19, 2021
Additionally, 21 Savage, DJ Snake, and Saweetie among other popular artists, are featured. Some of the songs have already been released and are available on music streaming platforms.
While other Asian American singers such as Bella Poarch and former U-KISS member Kevin Woo also attended the LA premiere for Shang-Chi, there have been no hints or indications that they are involved in the soundtrack.
Went to the @shangchi World Premiere tonight and it was UNREAL🔥 The action in this film was literally out of this world!!!
Amazing job @MarvelStudios and to the whole cast! So inspiring to see films like this MAKING HISTORY👏🏻
— Kevin Woo (@kevinwoo91) August 17, 2021
— Bella Poarch (@bellapoarch) August 17, 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Chinese Canadian actor Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, Ronny Chieng, Benedict Wong and releases on September 3, 2021. Look forward to more updates about the soundtrack.