Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu Cast as the Villain in Jennifer Lopez Sci-Fi Film Atlas


Simu Liu, star of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ring, is forged in a villainous position reverse Jennifer Lopez in Netflix’s sci-fi thriller Atlas.

Actor Simu Liu, who starred in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, shall be taking part in a really totally different half in Netflix’s upcoming movie Atlas, starring Jennifer Lopez.

As reported by Deadline, Liu is about to play the antagonist within the film, which can observe Atlas, performed by Lopez, a navy intelligence officer who hates synthetic intelligence. Atlas shall be compelled to face her fears and work with one other AI to “out-think” the rogue AI and save humanity. Lopez is each starring in and producing the movie.

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Other forged members introduced for Atlas embody This is Us star Sterling Ok. Brown and Abraham Popoola, who shall be taking part in but unannounced “key roles”. The movie shall be directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas), with a script by screenwriter Aron Eli Coleite.

Shang-Chi and Beyond

Following the large success of Shang-Chi, which broke field workplace information regardless of opening amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Liu has turn into hooked up to a wide range of main upcoming titles. In July 2023, he shall be seen in Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie, alongside stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Liu can also be set to star with Mark Wahlberg within the journey film Arthur the King, which accomplished filming earlier this yr; and the romantic movie, One True Loves, reverse Phillipa Soo and Luke Bracey. Liu may even be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Shang-Chi, although he has not been formally confirmed for any tasks past a Shang-Chi sequel.


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While an official announcement remains to be forthcoming, leaked artwork from Marvel Zombies, a brand new animated spinoff of What If…? Season 1’s “What If… Zombies?!,” might have revealed the place Shang-Chi will seem subsequent. An image of the remaining un-zombified heroes present Shang-Chi and his greatest pal Katy will each seem, combating alongside Yelena Belova, Kate Bishop, Kamala Khan, Jimmy Woo, Death Dealer and Red Guardian. Whether Liu will return to voice Shang-Chi within the collection is unknown. What If…? Season 1 featured a mixture of live-action MCU stars reprising their roles and different voice actors filling in.


Little is thought in regards to the deliberate sequel to 2019’s Shang-Chi, however it’s recognized author and director Destin Daniel Cretton is returning to direct. In addition, Cretton has additionally been tapped to direct the not too long ago introduced Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is presently accessible for streaming on Disney+.

Source: Deadline

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