New MCU Concept Drawing Reveals Shang-Chi’s Missing Cloning Powers

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings almost granted Shang-Chi his missing cloning powers from the comics, according to new concept art. Simu Liu joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe a few years ago to assist in bringing the Master of Kung Fu to life on the big screen. It didn’t take long for moviegoers to fall in love with Shang-Chi, as they watched his journey to become the Ten Rings holder in his solo film. 

With the acquisition of these weapons, Shang-Chi was able to make Simu Liu’s persona tremendously powerful, which coupled with his combat abilities made him a formidable superhero in the MCU. Shang-Chi may have been more powerful in the Phase 4 solo film, as new Shang-Chi concept art from The Art of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (via Shang-Chi Brazil) hints at his cloning abilities, which were absent from the MCU feature.

The pictures, which appear in Marvel Studios’ recently released concept art book, are done by Director of Visual Development Andy Park and depict numerous ways Shang-Chi may employ the Ten Rings. The second half of the photos depicts Shang Chi’s cloning or duplicating abilities in action. It appears that the Ten Rings were intended to aid in the creation of Shang-Chi clones. The book does not say if Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings intended to include this missing capability or whether it was simply an example of Andy Park experimenting with different concepts early in production.