• Simu Liu as Shang-Chi: A skilled martial artist.

  • Tony Leung as the Mandarin:
    The leader of the Ten Rings terrorist organization. The Mandarin replaces Shang-Chi's comic book father Fu Manchu, a "problematic character" associated with racist stereotypes whom Marvel Studios does not hold the film rights to.
    [1] Director Destin Daniel Cretton stated that he wanted to change the problematic aspects of the Mandarin, saying, "I think [Leung] brings a humanity that we need for that character. We are not looking to contribute anymore to the Asian stereotypes that we have seen both in cinema and pop culture... [Leung] is such an incredible actor and I’m excited to have him help us break some of those stereotypes".

Additionally, Awkwafina has been cast in an undisclosed role.