The Chinese superhero Sword Master is the latest to join Marvel Comics from China, but there is many cultural subtleties that may be overlooked by American comic book readers. That we reveal here in “Marvel’s Sword Master Explained!”
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While Marvel Studios introduced Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Marvel Comics introduced the Chinese superheroes Sword-Master and Aero just weeks before. Who made their Marvel debut through NetEase Comics in China just one year ago.
Keanu Reeves joining the MCU would be best connected to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings by playing the character of Moon Knight, with the Fist of Konshu and the Ten Rings both being connected to alien sources in the MCU.
There are specific reasons why Fu Manchu is not Shang-Chi’s father in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings; due to Yellow Peril and Copy Right issues.
Sword-Master and Aero are now officially apart of Marvel Comics belonging to the 616 Canon and are no longer just Chinese Superheroes that Marvel created with NetEase Comics for China.