Simu Liu, who made his Marvel Cinematic Universe entry with Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings before this year, took to Twitter to assert his letdown that no one was assuming on his appearance in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
The approaching Marvel superhero movie features Tom Holland in the lead. It is assumed that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield are anticipated to appear in the movie as Spider-Men from different universes. Simu Liu recollected fans that he was Spider-Man at many birthday parties in the past and joked he was ‘little offended’ that no one is speculating on his appearance as Spider-Man in No Way Home.
“Having played the role of Spider-Man at birthday parties in and around the Greater Toronto Area, I'm a little offended nobody thought I was going to be in No Way Home,” he tweeted. “There's definitely a pocket universe somewhere, that's all I'm saying,” he added.
Fans advised Simu that they'd pay to watch him play an edition of the Spider-Man in the movie. “Please please please be an end credit scene as yourself being a Spider-Man impersonator as part of the spider verse,” a fan said. Although not in a MCU film, a fan pitched the idea of seeing a What If episode with Shang-Chi as Spider-Man. “'What if Shang chi became the Spider man instead of gaining the power of the ten rings?” the fan imagined.
If not as Spider-Man, Marvel buffs are hoping that Simu Liu's Shang-Chi crosses paths with Spider-Man, as glimpsed in the comics, in coming MCU films.
Simu, during his Saturday Night Live debut monologue, disclosed that a decade ago, he used to dress as Spider-Man at children's birthday parties as a part-time chore. “I really can't believe my life right now because ten years ago, I actually had a job dressing up as Spider-Man for kids' birthday parties which meant parents would pay me to entertain their kids while they were day-drinking. I'll never forget this one birthday boy's name. It was Trevor and I don't want to say anything bad about him but let's just say he was a real Trevor,” he recalled.
“Kept kicking and screaming 'You're not Spider-Man, you're not Spider-Man.' Look, I don't know if you've been ever kicked by a seven-year-old while wearing a 30-dollar Walmart Spider-Man suit, but it will break you. It will break your spirit. But it also lit a fire under me and I don't know where he is now but Trevor, if you're watching, I just want to say ‘You were right, I am not Spider-Man. I am Shang-Chi, b**ch,’” he added.