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    Disney's CEO Bob Chapek Called "Shang-Chi's" Theatrical Release An "Interesting Experiment," And Simu Liu Was Not About It

    On a Thursday call, Disney CEO Bob Chapek called the movie an "interesting experiment" for the company's future theatrical releases.

    Simu Liu, the star of Marvel's hotly anticipated Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has a thing or two to say about his movie.

    Simu Liu posing on a red carpet in a textured suit

    The actor took to social media on Saturday to call out Disney CEO Bob Chapek for his comments about the latest installment in the MCU, writing, "We are not an experiment."

    We are not an experiment. We are the underdog; the underestimated. We are the ceiling-breakers. We are the celebration of culture and joy that will persevere after an embattled year. We are the surprise. I’m fired the f**k up to make history on September 3rd; JOIN US.

    Simu Liu / Via Twitter: @SimuLiu

    In a year of increased anti-Asian hate crimes, Liu has been vocal about protecting Asian and Asian American communities. He has also spoken out about the behind-the-scenes racism that abruptly ended the show Kim's Convenience, on which he starred from 2016 to 2021.

    It all started Thursday, when Chapek was on a quarterly earnings call. During the conversation, he confirmed that Disney would go forward with an exclusive theatrical release for Shang-Chi.

    The reasoning for the exclusive theatrical release, Chapek said, is "recent signs of increased confidence in moviegoing."

    He continued to describe Shang-Chi as an "interesting experiment" for Disney to test out the new approach to movie releases.

    And Liu was not about it. He continued in his tweet, "We are the underdog; the underestimated. We are the ceiling-breakers. We are the celebration of culture and joy that will persevere after an embattled year. We are the surprise. I’m fired the fuck up to make history on September 3rd; Join us."

    And join we shall.