Simu Liu rose to fame about this time last year when Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings broke box office records. With a Shang-Chi sequel currently in development, Liu is only beginning his Marvel career. Despite this, the actor continues to sign on for new projects outside the MCU. His most recent success is playing the bad guy in a Jennifer Lopez-starrer sci-fi Netflix film.
According to Deadline, Simu Liu will portray an AI soldier who has gone rogue and has made it his mission to wipe all mankind to put an end to the war in the film Atlas. It appears that Lopez will portray Atlas’ lead character, who must cooperate with another AI soldier to stop the malevolent AI from eradicating mankind.
Sterling K. Brown, who starred in This Is Us, is also a member of the cast. The Netflix project is currently under wraps, but it will be helmed by San Andreas and Rampage director Brad Peyton from a screenplay written by Aron Eli Coleite of Locke & Key. He updated a script by Leo Sardarian.
Since Shang-Chi propelled Liu to superstardom, the actor has agreed to a wide range of projects, demonstrating his desire in working in a wide range of genres. One True Love, a romantic drama starring Phillipa Soo, is his next film. In addition, Liu will co-star with Mark Wahlberg in the canine adventure Arthur the King, and he is a member of Barbie’s huge ensemble, which also features Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, Margot Robbie America Ferrera, and Michael Cera.
In addition to those forthcoming projects for Liu, he also released a book titled We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story, which has become a New York Times bestseller and gained praise from well-known actors like Ryan Reynolds and Olivia Munn. Given that Shang-Chi is one of the most potent new characters to have recently been introduced, we also anticipate seeing Simu Liu in several upcoming Marvel films. He could assist in battling Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors, in one of the two Avengers films coming out in 2025.
The 33-year-old made his acting debut in Pacific Rim and Heroes Reborn as a stuntman. Liu’s breakout performance came in the Canadian sitcom Kim’s Convenience, which is about a Korean family that owns a convenience shop in Toronto. Hollywood is willing to provide Liu opportunities for all other types of characters, including Atlas, now that he has established himself as a credible figure in movies with Shang-Chi. Check out what new Netflix movies are coming up as we wait for further information about Atlas.