Marvel bring back the prelude to 'Shang-Chi': the shot 'All Hail the King' explains the appearance of an unexpected character

'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' open in theaters this week, but before you see it, you may want to bring back the short film 'All Hail the King' (2014), which has started broadcasting on Disney + USA. An unexpected connection that explains the appearance of a character that few people understood in his first appearance in the MCU. If you want to preserve the surprise, you may not want to continue reading this news.


Above you can see a teaser clip of the short that was released seven years ago, when it was included as an extra in the domestic release of 'Thor: The Dark World'. This was when Marvel was creating One-Shot shorts that told funny little stories that occurred between Marvel movies, some of which helped fill in small narrative gaps and explained certain decisions and events that required a little more depth.

In the case of 'All Hail the King', it clarifies the events of 'Iron Man 3', where it was revealed that The Mandarin was a fake villain used as a front for the nefarious activities of Aldrich Killian and his company Advanced Idea Mechanics ( AIM). And all this sets the stage for what will unfold in 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', although at the time it seemed that the short was created as a reaction to fans angered by the Shane Black film.

The idea of ​​a fundamental Marvel Comics villain like The Mandarin being treated as a decoy was not liked, so the One-Shot used Sir Ben Kingsley and his character Trevor Slattery to explain that The Mandarin (Tony Leung) is very real, paving the way for his due debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point, which has come seven years later. Sometimes it is amazing how well spun the Universe is. Kingsley will reprise his role as Trevor Slattery in "Shang-Chi," and the explanation has to do with the short, but it also spoils one of the movie's most bizarre surprises.

No comments