Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is getting well-deserved buzz for a lot of reasons, but the buzziest factor might just be its action. In particular, one fight scene on a moving transit bus has everybody talking—and Marvel released a clip of it last week.
The most impressive use of a jacket ever, right?
You’d assume so. But if you’re a Jackie Chan fan, you know better.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton has said that Shang-Chi is inspired by “every Jackie Chan movie ever made,” and that definitely includes the 1995 martial arts film Rumble in the Bronx. Take a look at Chan’s weapon of choice in this convenience store fight scene from the movie.
Shang-Chi has more in common with the Chan legacy than this scene alone. To make sure the movie paid “proper respect to the long history of martial arts and kung-fu movies that came before,” Cretton and the Shang-Chi team hired a stunt team that had direct experience working with the legend, like fight coordinator Andy Cheng and the late supervising stunt coordinator Brad Allan, who both worked on Chan’s Rush Hour 2 and Shanghai Noon. If the jacket scene is any indication, their expertise does the trick.
Sure to be packed with many more martial arts homage moments, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens in theaters on Sept. 3.