Shang-Chi Concept Artist Shares Alternate Ten Ring Designs
Marvel Studios concept artist Jerad S. Marantz shares alternate designs for Shang-Chi’s Ten Almighty Rings.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ the titular weapon almost had a different design.
Marvel Studios concept artist Jerad S. Marantz has shared his take on the Mystical Artifacts on his ArtStation account. “I had the chance to work on the rings for Shang Chi“, he wrote in the caption. “I was surprised that my friend Andy Park put me on. I don’t usually get a chance to work on props, but these were pretty big props, so I was excited to give it a shot.”
Ultimately, however, Marvel Studios ended up adopting Jackson Sze’s look for the Ten Rings. “He did an amazing job on this show,” Marantz wrote.
An ancient weapon of unknown origins, the Ten Rings grant their user immense physical power and eternal youth. After retrieving her father’s rings, Shang Chi (Simu Liu) begins investigating the history of the weapon with the help of strange doctor‘s Wong (Benedict Wong), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), discovering they’re some kind of beacon and sending a signal to an unknown location.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and written by Cretton, Dave Callaham and Andrew Lanham, Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings introduces Liu’s Shang-Chi/Shaun to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was well received by critics and fans, earning a 91% critical score and a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. It also grossed $224 million at the domestic box office and $432 million worldwide. A sequel with Cretton as director and screenwriter is in the works.
Cretton will also spearhead an unknown Marvel Disney+ series as part of his overall deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective. “Destin is an incredible collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill set to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, said at the time of the press release. ‘announcement. “We had a fantastic time working on the film together and he has so many intriguing story ideas to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now streaming on Disney+.
Source: Art Station
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