The wait to watch a Marvel movie after two long is finally over as Shang Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings is releasing on September 3. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the movie stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung in lead roles along with Benedict Wong, Meng’er Zhang, Michelle Yeoh and Florian Munteanu in pivotal roles. While we just can’t wait to see them on the big screen, the thought of an alternate star cast crosses our mind. Who will be the ideal actors? How would that turn out? What are the unique elements that they will bring to the plate? Here are five Tollywood actors who are well suited to perform roles in this movie.
Nani as Shang Chi
Superstar Nani is known for performing some phenomenal action sequences in his movies. He has all the attributes which are needed to play the role of a superhero. From being the hero and fighting against evil to showcasing his muscular body and getting under the skin of his character, he ticks all the checkboxes as Shang Chi. It will be wonderful to see him as the lead actor with the colourful red and yellow suit for this movie.
Nagarjuna as Wenwu
Both the actors, Nagarjuna and Tony Leung who played the character of Wenwu are great actors with a lot of experience in their respective film industries and working on multiple blockbuster movies. Their massive fan following is a testimony that they are skilled artists who are not afraid to try different roles. Nagarjuna can perfectly fit into the role of the hero’s father who passes on the wisdom to Shang Chi. He is one who can truly depict a firm standing pillar to the story.
Tamannaah as Katy
Tamannaah previously worked in movies where she was the super-heroine who performed stunts and did action sequences by herself. The audience loved her for her courage to get out of her comfort zone and try something so physically intense. Katy is a very different character, but in some ways quite similar to Tamannaah's previous roles which makes it obvious that she will nail the role hard.
Samantha Akkineni as Xialing
Samantha is an actress who is unpredictable when it comes to the roles she is performing. She has excelled in roles as a heroine or a villain. Seeing Samantha as Shang Chi’s sister AKA Xialing will be a totally new thing for her as well as the viewers.
Anushka Shetty as Ying Nan
The stability on her face and the accurate expressions are what make Anushka an experienced actor. She makes it a point to balance her skills to what her role demands. Ying Nan is a character who shares her knowledge to make the world a better place and Anushka can surely resonate with this character because of her talent as a well- balanced actor who showcased a role perfectly.
Marvel’s Shang Chi and the Legend of Ten Ringswill be releasing in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada on September 3in theatres across India.