Upcoming Jennifer Lopez Sci-fi Movie Casts Shang-Chi Star As Villain

Shang-Chi star Simu Liu will star reverse Jennifer Lopez in Atlas, an upcoming Netflix sci-fi movie being made with Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions.

An upcoming Jennifer Lopez-led Netflix sci-fi film, Atlas, casts Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu as its villain. Despite being largely recognized for his position on the sitcom Kim’s Convenience earlier than Shang-Chi’s launch, Liu proved he might efficiently headline a tentpole movie in his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. It was one of many greatest openings for a post-pandemic film, grossing $432 million on the world field workplace and all however guaranteeing a serious position for Liu within the MCU’s Phase 5 and 6.


Liu’s villainous flip might be in Atlas, in accordance with a Netflix press launch. Lopez stars within the movie as Atlas, an intelligence analyst combating for humanity in a future the place an AI soldier has decided the one method to finish battle is to finish humanity. She will get stranded on a distant planet and regardless of her concern of AI, she should study to battle inside a military-grade mech swimsuit as a way to survive. Although not confirmed within the press launch, Liu will possible play the rogue AI soldier.

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Atlas is a part of the deal between Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions and Netflix to provide a slate of movies and tv sequence with a concentrate on initiatives that assist various feminine actors, writers, and filmmakers. The movie may even co-star Sterling Okay. Brown (This is Us) and Abraham Popoola (The Great). On the trail to repeatedly diversifying his vary, Liu will seem in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie film and the romantic drama One True Loves subsequent, earlier than the introduced however still-under-wraps Shang-Chi sequel ultimately begins filming.

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