Shang-Chi is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin the character first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 (cover-dated December 1973). The son of the villain Fu Manchu Shang-Chi was raised in seclusion trained in the martial arts by his father and sent out into the world to do evil. However Shang-Chi became a hero after rebelling against his father and learning the truth about his mother’s death.
Shang-Chi has been a member of the Avengers Heroes for Hire and the Secret Avengers. He has also had his own series which was published by Marvel Comics from 1974 to 1983.
The character has been adapted to film appearing in the martial arts film The Final Duel (1977) and the video game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (2019).
Shang-Chi is often cited as one of the first Asian superhero characters in American comic books.
So why is Shang-Chi rated PG-13?
The simple answer is that the movie is based on a comic book character who has been rated PG-13 in the past. However there is more to it than that.
The movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a martial arts action film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character of Shang-Chi was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin in 1973 and he first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15.
The character has been adapted to film before appearing in the 1977 martial arts film The Final Duel and the 2019 video game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. However this will be the first time that Shang-Chi has been adapted into a live-action film.
The movie is set to be released on February 12 2021 and it will be rated PG-13.
The rating was confirmed by Kevin Feige the president of Marvel Studios who said that the movie will be “very faithful to the comics” and that it will be “a milestone” for the studio in terms of its representation of Asian and Asian-American characters on screen.
The movie is set to star Simu Liu as Shang-Chi and it will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.
So there you have it! The movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is rated PG-13 because it is based on a comic book character who has been rated PG-13 in the past. However the movie is also set to be a milestone for Marvel Studios in terms of its representation of Asian and Asian-American characters on screen.
What is the reason why Shang Chi is rated PG-13?
The official reason why Shang-Chi is rated PG-13 is “for sequences of violence and action and brief suggestive material.