Marvel’s Simu Liu Comments On Role In ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

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It’s THE hot Marvel Studios ticket this festive season, with Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) crashing cinema sites around the world last week when tickets dropped online.

There has been intense speculation the last few months over the plot and cast for Kevin Feige’s upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, with Marvel fans anxious to see if Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be making an appearance.

Now, it appears that it’s not only a hot ticket for Marvel fans – Marvel stars want their own piece of the web-slinging action.

Zenday as MJ (left) and Tom Holland as Spider-Man (right)
Credit: Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures

Simu Liu leads the cast of Marvel’s Shang-Chi, and The Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), with the Marvel Studios movie breaking all-time Labor Day box office records back in September.

The movie is now available on Disney+ and also stars Awkwafina, Ben Kingsley, and Meng’er Zhang. Shang-Chi 2 is reportedly already in development at Marvel Studios.

Apparently, though, this success isn’t enough for Simu Liu, who clearly wants a part of the upcoming MCU movie Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Tom holland as spider-man
Credit: Marvel Studios/Sony Pictures

Every Marvel fan is ready to see the Sinister Six from Marvel Comics make their live-action Marvel Universe debut in No Way Home and take on Tom Holland’s web-slinging Avenger, including apparently Simu Liu!

The official trailer for Jon Watts’ No Way Home broke the internet last month, with the third installment of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man movie saga looking to be a dramatic and franchise-changing addition to the MCU timeline.

With the appearance of characters like Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man franchises in the trailer, fans believe that Peter Parker actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield will be appearing alongside Tom Holland in No Way Home.

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In a post on Twitter, Liu jokingly said that he’s “offended” that no one thought he would also be appearing in Spider-Man: No Way Home since he too has previously appeared as Spider-Man.

The catch? The Shang-Chi actor didn’t play Spider-Man in a movie but used to dress up as the character for children’s birthday parties in and around his home city of Toronto for work:

Having played the role of Spider-Man at birthday parties in and around the Greater Toronto Area, I’m a little offended nobody thought I was going to be in No Way Home

He humorously added to his post:

there’s definitely a pocket universe somewhere, that’s all I’m saying

Not a stranger to comedy, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) star Simu Liu made his hosting debut on SNL last month, alongside Saweetie as the musical guest.

The Shang Chi titular actor and Emmy-nominated SNL comedian joined forces to celebrate the Asian representation on November 20’s episode of the NBC comedy show.

In a sketch titled “Simu and Bowen”, Simu Liu and Bowen Yang satirized Hollywood’s continued celebration of cultural milestones, mocking Liu’s role as Marvel’s first Asian superhero.

More on Spider-Man: No Way Home

Spider-Man: No Way Home official trailer left: benedict cumberbatch as doctor stephen strange sorcerer supreme and right: tom holland as peter parker aka spiderman marvel multiverse saga
Credit: Marvel Studios/Sony

Spider-Man: No Way Home will feature Benedict Cumberbatch in his fan-favorite role as Doctor Strange, alongside Zendaya (MJ), Jacob Batalon (Ned Leeds), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), and Jon Favreau (Harold “Happy Hogan), in a Multiversal series of events. The Multiverse was first seen in the MCU in the Disney+ series Loki starring Tom Hiddleston, and most recently in What If…?.

The official description of Spider-Man: No Way Home reads:

For the first time in the cinematic history of Spider-Man, our friendly neighborhood hero is unmasked and no longer able to separate his normal life from the high-stakes of being a Super Hero. When he asks for help from Doctor Strange the stakes become even more dangerous, forcing him to discover what it truly means to be Spider-Man.

Would you want to see Shang-Chi featuring in No Way Home? Let us know in the comments!

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