It’s going to be a while before we get the sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but director Destin Daniel Cretton has teamed up with Disney for a series based on the graphic novel American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang.
The first trailer has just been dropped by Disney+, and it has a lot of surprise stars. Check this out:
Here’s the official series description:
The story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high-school social life with his immigrant home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The action-comedy explores issues of identity, culture, and family.
Besides the leads Ben Wang and Kim Liu, the movie has managed to bring together an impressive cast, including Daniel Wu and Ronny Chieng. The series has also brought in not one, but four cast members from the hit Everything Everywhere All at Once, and they include Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and James Hong.
The series even draws from some of the trippy visuals and interesting cutting from EEAAO, but the story looks to be something on the more fantastic side—much like 2008’s Forbidden Kingdom which was based on the Journey to the West legend. We may not be getting a sequel to Everything Everywhere All at Once, but this could be the next best thing.
American Born Chinese premieres on Disney+ on May 24.