Destin Daniel Cretton directed the picture, which was well received by both viewers and critics. Marvel stated shortly, after the film’s debut that Shang-Chi 2 had been given the green light, with Liu set to reprise his role as the new MCU hero. Simu Liu, the hero of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, hilariously reclaims his iconic stock images. Liu rose to stardom after his appearance in last year’s Shang-Chi, despite being best known for his role in Kim’s Convenience.
Despite becoming a household figure among Marvel fans, Liu has been candid about his early career as a stock picture model and Spider-Man lookalike. The actor recently stated that he worked as a stock picture model for $120 while in credit card debt. Liu is shown in a number of circumstances in the photos, including working out and working with a team of experts in a business context. In addition to his role as Shang-Chi, Liu just published We Were Dreamers, a memoir on his tough path to becoming a Marvel hero.
Simu Liu reclaims infamous stock photos in hilarious fashion
Simu Liu comically alters his old Zumba stock photographs in an attempt to “reclaim” them in a new post on Twitter celebrating his book’s New York Times Bestsellers List appearance. Liu is seen working out while clutching We Were Dreamers in the revised versions of the photos. With Liu’s hand slicing through the book or seeming as though his fingers have been hacked off, the cuts are clearly not meant to look smooth. Ryan Reynolds and Olivia Munn, who supplied back cover blurbs, are also thanked in the post by the Marvel star.
In celebration of We Were Dreamers hitting the New York Times Bestsellers list, I am reclaiming my Zumba stock photos!!
— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) May 31, 2022
While now portraying one of the core Phase 4 MCU characters, it’s evident that Simu Liu is pleased to embrace and attract attention to his previous modeling work rather than trying to hide it. Many performers would be embarrassed by the work, but Liu’s efforts to reclaim the images by utilizing them to sell his book is a brilliant approach to honor his history while also moving forward. Users are clearly delighted by the alterations in the comments, with others even modifying their own versions of Liu’s old stock images to include the cover of We Were Dreamers.
However, it’s unclear what Liu’s next move in the MCU will be, and whether Shang-Chi will participate in any Avengers-style team-ups in addition to the anticipated sequel. For the time being, Liu’s quest to regain his stock photographs appears to have succeeded, making him an even more popular figure as a result. Beyond Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Simu Liu has proven to be an interesting new addition to the MCU, with many fans already demanding for the character to appear in another movie or program.