The upcoming MCU movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will see many new characters appear in the MCU. One of the most eagerly anticipated is getting to see the real version of the super-villain, The Mandarin, alongside the hero Shang-Chi. But mutants may be introduced.
Reports have been made that the film will see Shang-Chi enter into a Mortal Kombat style tournament. It is believed that the tournament will see Shang-Chi enter in the place of The Mandarin with the prize being legendary Ten Rings.
Which Mutants may we be seeing?
It was previously revealed by Daniel Richtman that Wizkid will be making an appearance in the movie. Wizkid, whose real name is Takashi Matsuya. He is a mutant with the ability to technoform, psionically rearrange parts of machinery into various forms and functions, and also a computer genius. Due to the fact he has lost the use of his legs, we can’t see him entering the tournament. If he does appear then he will likely be a side character.
A more interesting rumour is that Betsy Braddock, AKA Psylocke, is also going to be joining the cast. Psylocke is an expert martial artist, making her a great fit for the tournament. She also has the abilities of telekinesis, telepathy, precognition, and the ability to make weapons out of her psychic energy.
The final rumour comes from 4Chan and, as always should be taken with a grain of salt. Either way, this could be the most interesting of them all. The rumour suggests that we will meet several mutants including Spiral, T-Ray and also Omega Red.
T-Ray is an arch-enemy of Deadpool with a similar fighting style but is often portrayed as a zombie of sorts. Spiral is a mutant who has multiple arms and telepathic abilities amongst others. Spiral and T-Ray are both considered lower-level mutants and will probably be used as cannon fodder during the tournament.
Omega Red will be a high-level Mutant who is a master at hand-to-hand combat and tactician. He also has superhuman strength, speed, agility, stamina, reflexes, and endurance. Omega Red also has the ability to regenerate. He will pose a huge challenge for Shang-Chi and if this rumour is true will most likely be the main villain of the movie.
Hopefully some of the above are true and i am sure before the release of the film there will be more rumours. Either way will keep you posted as and when we hear more while we eagerly await the return of the MCU.