Fans Call for Mike Moh to Play Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi

After seeing Mike Moh's astonishing turn as martial arts legend Bruce Lee in the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, some fans have greater aspirations trying to get Marvel Studios to cast him as the lead for the upcoming Shang-Chi film.

Shang-Chi, a Chinese martial arts expert and master of kung-fu, is one of the most prolific warriors in Marvel comics using the power of chi to display his superhuman abilities. The film will reportedly expand on Marvel's objective to be more show more diverse heroes given the success of Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

Shang-Chi will be the first Asian superhero to lead a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Asian-American filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton taking on creative duties.

Shang Chi, Photo Credit: Marvel Comics

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star comic book megafan Patton Oswalt nominated Moh for the iconic hero, who has been seen in stints with The Heroes for Hire, The Avengers, and The Protectors in various comic runs.

Fans Call for Mike Moh to Play Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi
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Moh's first experience with the MCU was in the not-so-successful Inhumans, as Triton. The series was cancelled by ABC after only eight episodes. He also screen tested for Davos in the Netflix series Iron Fist, but the role went to Sacha Dhawan. Moh's also appeared in Street Fighter: Resurrections and FOX's Empire.

What do you think? Should Moh be Shang-Chi?

About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangora. As a professional writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.