Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu Would Happily Join a Future Star Wars Movie
Shang-Chi star Simu Liu would happily join a Star Wars movie. And he already knows exactly what character he’d like to play: A Gray Jedi.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu wants to play a Gray Jedi in a future Star Warsmovie. Liu, previously best known for his role on the Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience, was cast last year as one of Marvel’s newest heroes, kung fu master Shang-Chi. He’ll make his MCU debut in Shang-Chi in May 2021 following the movie’s delay from February 2021. That delay, while disappointing for some, officially makes Liu a summer movie star, and he couldn’t be more excited. From that point on, Liu’s Shang-Chi is expected to play a vital role in the MCU. Though his next project has yet to be revealed.
Liu recently appeared on Gary Whitta’s Animal Talking show. Where he discussed his future career goals. Liu has one dream role in mind: Star Wars.”I’m not gonna sugarcoat it. I definitely want to be in the Star Wars universe,” Liu declared. When it comes to what kind of character he would like to play. It turns out Liu already has that worked out. “Gray Jedi,” Liu explained. “Neither Jedi nor Sith.” In Star Wars lore, a Gray Jedi is known as someone who walks the line between light and dark sides of the Force, and who typically distances themselves from the Jedi Order.
Liu mentions in the interview that there is “so much to mine” when it comes to Gray Jedis. And he makes an excellent point. With the Star Wars franchise shifting away from the Skywalker saga, the hope among fans is that new stories and concepts can be explored in future projects. Exactly what the next Star Wars movie will be about is unknown, but it will be directed by Liu’s fellow Marvel star, Taika Waititi.
Until Liu makes his debut in the galaxy far, far away, though. He’ll make his name in the MCU. Years ago, Liu shared his desire to play Shang-Chi on social media, making his eventual casting all the more perfect. Perhaps he can make magic happen twice in joining his dream franchises. But only time will tell on that front. After all, Disney owns both Marvel and Star Wars. And there’s already been some overlap in its talent. Provided Liu doesn’t get too busy with his duties as Shang-Chi. There just might be room for him in the Star Wars universe.