Simu Liu, the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings actor, spoke about his future in the Star Wars Universe after making a surprising debut in Star Wars: Visions.
It is likely that he will make another appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly considering that the director of Shang-Chi, Destin Daniel Cretton, will be in charge of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
But a casting decision for the anthology series Star Wars: Visions on Disney+ took many by surprise. There are nine films, two spin-offs, and Disney+ episodes, and numerous ways to finish the journey. Watch Star Wars movies in chronological order to experience the unfolding tale.
The ninth episode of Star Wars: Visions is titled “The Ninth Jedi,” and it features Simu Liu as the voice of Lah Zhima.
When he was questioned about his voice part decision on the prospect of Simu on his live-action debut in the next Star Wars projects, he said that this was almost a deal breaker for him when it came to accepting the part.
During an interview that took place at the BoxLunch Holiday Gala that benefited Feeding America, Brandon Davis of ComicBook.com spoke with Simu Liu and asked him about his voice part in the Star Wars: Visions video game.
He said, “I will say this… one of the first questions I asked when I got sent the offer initially was, ‘Does doing this character preclude me from doing other Star Wars? Because if it does then I don’t…’ And Lucasfilm told me that it did not.”
He further added, “I have not played the ‘Star Wars Card’ to the fullest, so I’m just throwing that out there.” After being informed of the several Star Wars directors and projects currently in development, Liu quipped, “Just put a lightsaber in my hand. Is that too much to ask?”
Since Simu Liu is a huge fan of Star Wars, not only did he provide his voice to a character in Star Wars: Visions, but he has also said in the past that he would want to portray a grey Jedi.
“I’m not going to sugarcoat it, I definitely want to be in the Star Wars universe,” Liu told Gary Whitta on an episode of the Animal Talk video show in 2020.
“I make no secret about it. I also make no secret about tweeting random things into the universe that I absolutely don’t actually think will come true, but I’m going to do it anyway. I’m a huge Star Wars fan.
When I first came to Canada, it was one of the things that I latched onto right away, probably because I didn’t speak a lot of English, but then just the visuals of Star Wars were so compelling and just sucked me in right away, and I became the biggest fan of not only the movies but the whole expanded universe that went around it…
I loved the whole gamut of Star Wars game leading up to the latest one, Fallen Order, but the [Knight of the Republic]s, X-Wing, Rogue Squadron, deep cuts, Jedi Knight I, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Battlefront, everything. Star Wars games have been such a huge part of my life.
“I used to want to be a Jedi so badly, not for the superpowers but for the moral unrighteousness, which I’ve since, in the past couple of years, I’ve really been thinking about what it means to be a Jedi and rewatching the prequels as well.
I’ve kind of changed my stance on Jedi a little bit. They used to be these paragons of society and now, I just kind of feel like they’re really uptight, and they’re really arrogant, and that a Jedi should not desire power but then they’re all up in the Senate’s affairs, and I don’t know.
When I rewatched the sequels, and you hear Luke saying it’s time for the Jedi to end. I actually really agree with that.”
While discussing a possible future for Star Wars, Simu Liu revealed some significant information about Destin Daniel Cretton and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
The Marvel actor told Brandon Davis at the BoxLunch Holiday Gala benefiting Feeding America. “It feels incredible. I obviously learned about the news a little bit before the rest of the world did, but I freaked out,”
“I sent him like forty texts in a row, all exclamation marks. I’m just so incredibly happy for him, he’s so deserving of that spot. What makes him such a special filmmaker, and I’ve said this from the beginning even when we were premiering our movie, is his ability to make a $150 million movie really, really small, in the best possible way.
I’m really looking forward to what he does on that even grander scale of The Avengers because I think it’s easy to maybe get lost in the spectacle of what those movies can be, the vastness and the grandness of it, but if you can maintain the humanity and the human stories, I think that’s what will make a movie memorable and special, and I think Destin’s got it.
I think he’s got it and I think he deserves this so much. I’m so excited to get to work for him again.”
In light of the fact that Simu Liu is an avid follower of the Star Wars franchise, he lent his voice to a character in the Star Wars: Visions video game. He makes his first appearance in Star Wars: Visions, where he gives off the impression of being in a hurry and demonstrates a desire to advance his career.
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