SHANG-CHI STAR SIMU LIU DIDN’T HAVE AN AGENT WHEN MARVEL HIRED HIM

The Canadian actor was highly coveted among U.S. agencies after he was tapped as the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first Asian superhero lead.

Simu Liu, CAA, Shang-Chi (Handout, Marvel)

‘SHANG-CHI’ STAR SIMU LIU SIGNS WITH CAA
The lead in the upcoming Marvel superhero pic also will publish a memoir via HarperCollins in 2021.

CAA has landed Simu Liu, star of Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The Canadian actor was highly coveted among U.S. agencies after he was tapped as the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian superhero lead. He was previously best known for starring on the family comedy Kim’s Convenience, whose fourth season will return to the CBC in winter 2020. READ MORE


SHANG-CHI STAR SIMU LIU DIDN’T HAVE AN AGENT WHEN MARVEL HIRED HIM
Actor Simu Liu is set to take the Marvel Cinematic Universe by storm when he appears in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. And while it’s still a ways away, Liu’s announcement has already increased his profile immensely. The actor known for his role on Kim’s Convenience actually won the role of Marvel Studios’ Master of Kung-Fu without having an agent, which is a rarity in the current era of Hollywood.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Liu just signed with Creative Artists Agency, one of the largest sports and entertainment representatives in the country. It’s Liu’s first agent, meaning that he managed to earn his role of Shang-Chi without the maneuvering of CAA or any other company. READ MORE


CAA SIGNS ‘SHANG-CHI’ AND ‘KIM CONVENIENCE’ STAR SIMU LIU
CAA has signed Simu Liu for representation in all areas in a highly competitive situation. Known for his role in the CBC comedy Kim’s Convenience, it was revealed during San Diego Comic-Con in July that the Chinese-Canadian would be playing the titular superhero in the forthcoming Marvel Studios movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and written by Dave Callaham, Liu makes history as the first Asian superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He will be joined in the film by fellow Asian actors Tony Leung and Awkwafina. READ MORE


‘SHANG-CHI’ STAR SIMU LIU SIGNS WITH CAA
Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu has signed with CAA for representation in all areas.

The news comes ahead of his starring role in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to center on an Asian superhero.

Liu, who was born in China and moved to Canada with his family as a young boy, currently leads the CBC series “Kim’s Convenience.” The comedy won a ACTRA Award for outstanding ensemble performance in 2019. The cast scored nominations in 2018 and 2019. His credits also include “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Orphan Black,” and “Blood and Water,” for which Liu was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and an ACTRA Award. READ MORE


CAA SIGNS ‘SHANG-CHI’ HEADLINER SIMU LIU
“Shang-Chi” is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to feature an Asian superhero in the leading role

In a highly competitive situation, CAA has signed “Shang-Chi” leading man Simu Liu for representation in all areas, the company announced on Wednesday.

Liu is set to star in the titular role in Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” releasing Feb. 12, 2021. “Shang-Chi” is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to feature an Asian superhero in the leading role. Liu’s casting was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

Liu was born in China and immigrated to Canada as a young boy with his family, settling in the suburbs of Toronto. READ MORE

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