Brad Allan: Why He Was Honored in Shang-Chi’s End Credits

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now out in theaters, and it has received a 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, 98% for the RT Audience Score, and an A on CinemaScore (which polls theater audiences on a movie with over 1,500 screens). The movie has grossed over $75 million during its opening weekend at the U.S. box office and is estimated to gross $90 million over the Labor Day weekend. Things are looking very positive for Marvel Studios and the film starring Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, and Awkwafina. Audiences are raving about the fight scenes, ranking them up there as one of the best fights in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At the end of the end credits, there was a tribute for Brad Allan, but what role did he have for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?

Brad Allan is the Supervising Stunt Coordinator for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and is responsible for incorporating the grounded fight scenes in the film, and during the end credits, he was honored at the very end. This has proved fruitful since the film has insane martial arts fighting, and with Director Destin Daniel Cretton being a collaborative filmmaker, the stunt team really shined in the film, especially the bus and Macau building fight sequences. What made them really stellar is the long cuts and smooth camera movements. (Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins is a recent example of how shaky cam and quick cuts can lose an audience.)

Allan was also the stunt coordinator for the upcoming The King’s Man, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The stunt performer and coordinator passed away at the age of 48 on August 7, 2021. Jackie Chan’s official website made the announcement and revealed that an illness was a cause for his death.

Before working on some notable Hollywood films, Allan was one of Jackie Chan’s apprentices and eventually joined the ranks of the Jackie Chan Stunt Team. He did stunts in many of Chan’s films including Mr. Nice Guy, Who Am I?, Gorgeous, Shanghai Noon, Rush Hour 2, The Tuxedo, Shanghai Knights, and more.

His fight scenes with Jackie Chan in Gorgeous is truly a sight to behold.

In the film, the two fought with respect, and Allan didn’t play a typical villain. In the film, he made sure Chan’s character was okay, and he didn’t want to cheat to win.

Allan’s passing was very recent, but Marvel Studios was able to add a tribute to the stuntman in the end credits. His name can be seen after the mid-credits scene as the supervising stunt coordinator. At the very end of the end credits, he gets a special tribute before the post-credits scene.

As the supervising stunt coordinator, Allan brought different martial arts styles to the film including bringing in Tai chi experts for the scenes involving Tony Leung and Fala Chen’s wuxia-style fight scenes. With Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings now out in theaters, the whole world can see his legacy live on in the action sequences.

About Marvel Studios’ 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.

The film hits theaters on September 3, 2021.

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