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Shang-Chi Artist Shares Alternate, Superior Ten Rings Design

Shang-Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi in the foreground while the Legend of the Ten Rings in the background.

Marvel Studios concept artist Jared Marantz posted some of his designs on ArtStation that emblazoned alternate versions of the Ten Rings used by Simu Liu who was the lead in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

The Legend of the Ten Rings
The Legend of the Ten Rings by concept artist Jerad S. Marantz

“I got a chance to work on the rings for Shang Chi,” he wrote in the caption. “Was surprised that my buddy Andy Park put me on these. I usually don’t get the opportunity to work on props, but these were some pretty important props so I was excited to take a stab at it. My good friend Jackson Sze ended up getting the final design. He did an incredible job on that show.”

The color of the ten rings is Lime green which seems to have been Marantz’s color of choice, though it’s unclear if that was something mandated by Marvel Studios or by his own creative mind.

What Makes the Ten Rings Unique?

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings by concept artist Jared Marantz

An ancient weapon of unknown origins, the Ten Mystical Rings blesses its user with immortality and unmatched power, allowing him to become a dominating conqueror. After claiming the Ten Rings from his father, Simu Liu aka our character Shang Chi begins investigating the history of the weapon with the help of Doctor Strange‘s Wong (Benedict Wong), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), discovering they are a beacon of some kind and sending a signal to an unknown location.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. It is the twenty-fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe which was released on September 3, 2021.

This film is directed and co-written by Destin Daniel Cretton starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, Awkwafina as Katy Chen, Meng’er Zhang as Xu Xialing, Fala Chen as Ying Li, Florian Munteanu as Razor Fist, Benedict Wong as Wong, Yuen Wah as Guang Bo, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan, with Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery, and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu.The film was well-received by critics and fans, earning a 91% critical score and a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Written by Priya Sharma