Simu Liu: Why "Shang-Chi" Is the Superhero Asian America Needs

Fifth & Mission show

Summary: After over a year of escalated racism, turmoil and violent attacks on elders, the Asian American community got its first Marvel superhero in the film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," set partially in San Francisco. Simu Liu joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss how the film is elevating Asian representation in Hollywood and how he brought authenticity to his lead role in the blockbuster. | Unlimited Chronicle access: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit