The origin story of Marvel‘s first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi, is set to be released on Naver as a webtoon!
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 film based on the character of Shang-Chi, a martial arts hero, and follows his adventures as he battles against his past, and encounters his siblings, ones he never knew he had.
The webtoon is will be released as a series, with 8 issues set to be released every Wednesday and Sunday KST on Naver Webtoon and Naver Series. After Black Widow, which was launched in July 2021, Shang-Chi is the second series in Naver Webtoon’s Marvel Webtoon Project. Regarding the serialization of the webcomic series, Naver said in a statement that Shang-Chi being enjoyed in its film as well as webtoon form is an added advantage for the series.
Viewers can enjoy the story of Marvel’s best hand-to-hand fighter Shang-Chi in both forms ― webtoon and film. It will be an interesting experience to discover the similarities and differences in terms of the narrative between the two genres.
In the month of August, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings held its premiere in Los Angeles, California, and a bunch of familiar faces from K-Entertainment made their appearance on the red carpet!
Artists such as GOT7‘s Mark…
…and former U-KISS member Kevin Woo was also present!
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
Many K-Artists have also lent their talents for the film’s soundtracks, such as Henry Lau, BIBI, Zion.T, and more!
Watch the trailer here for the movie!