Shang-Chi’s Death Dealer Is Played by Popular YouTube Martial Artist

When Black Widow came out, things were kept quiet about the identity of Taskmaster, but super observant fans may put some clues together that Olga Kurylenko was behind the mask. She’s one of the top-billed actors in the film, but she was nowhere to be seen in the trailers. Now we have another mysterious character for the upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings film, Death Dealer. The fighter is hidden behind a mask, and in the trailers, we see the trainer teach a young Shang-Chi. Today, new character posters for the film have been released, and Awkwafina has shared an Instagram story online, tagging an account that gives fans a hint on the actor behind the role.

Awkwafina tagged @MartialClubOfficial, an Instagram account belonging to actor and martial artist Andy Le.

In his info section, he lists some film and TV projects he’s a part of including The Paper Tigers and Wu Tang: An American Saga. Of course, the biggest one for comic book movie fans is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Andy Le has a YouTube channel with over 700K subscribers where he shows off his martial arts skills. One of his videos, Fist of Fury, is definitely inspired by the Chen Zhen films starring Bruce Lee, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen. Check it out below:

In the comics, Death Dealer is also known as Li Ching-Lin, a deadly character working for Fu Manchu. He was given the name of Death Dealer, and he would become one of Shang-Chi’s deadliest rivals.

In the film’s trailers, we’ve seen Death Dealer train Shang-Chi at a young age, and he is later seen hunting an adult Shang-Chi.

About Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and produced by Kevin Feige and Jonathan Schwartz, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso and Charles Newirth serving as executive producers. David Callaham & Destin Daniel Cretton & Andrew Lanham wrote the screenplay for the film.

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