Michelle Yeoh in talks for Marvel’s Shang-Chi movie
Reports suggest that she will not be playing Aleta Ogord/Starhawk, her character from Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Veteran actor Michelle Yeoh is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Talks are still on and there’s no word on what character she is being considered for. However, reports suggest that she will not be playing Aleta Ogord/Starhawk, her character from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, but will take up a completely new character for Shang-Chi’s first film.
Notably, this is not the first time Marvel actors have double-dipped in the MCU. It’s Marvel modus operandi to take actors with tiny roles and later repurpose them for bigger ones, notable examples being Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel/The Eternals), Enver Gjokaj (The Avengers/Agent Carter), Laura Haddock (Captain America/Guardians of the Galaxy), and Alfre Woodard (Captain America: Civil War/Luke Cage).
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Just Mercy), the upcoming film is set to star newcomer Simu Liu as the titular hero, as well as popular Chinese actor Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs) and Awkwafina (Jumanji: The Next Level, Crazy Rich Asians).
Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings will be in theaters on February 12, 2021.