Simu Liu doesn’t want to Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings Considered an “interesting experiment” in light of recent comments from Disney CEO Bob Chapek. During a conference call Thursday, Chapek used the phrase to describe the upcoming 45-day theatrical release of the Marvel film for Wall Street investors. Liu vehemently contradicts the opinion.
“On Shang-Chi“We think it’s actually going to be an interesting experiment for us because it only has a 45-day window for us,” Chapek said aloud diversity. “So the prospect of a Marvel title in that [streaming] Post-theatrical service after 45 days will be another data point to inform about our future promotions on our titles. “
On Saturday, Liu apparently reacted on Instagram and Twitter. “We’re not an ‘interesting experiment,'” he captioned a series of BTS photos from the shoot. “We’re the underdog; the underrated. We’re the ceiling breakers. We’re the celebration of the culture and joy that persists after a competitive year. We’re the surprise. I’m fireproof to making history on September 3rd; YOU WILL MEMBER.”
Chapek’s comments were made to address several of Disney’s recent releases, such as Free guy, which was premiered exclusively in cinemas based on a contractual agreement. He admitted that Shang-Chi “Was planned to be in a much healthier theater environment,” but COVID-19 restrictions have changed the theater experience, as through Black widow, Jungle cruise, and Cruella. But that doesn’t excuse the message behind Chapek’s words. His belief that Shang-Chi‘s release will simply be a “data point” reduced to the film and fans, especially APIA viewers eager to see their community on screen.