Tony Leung as the Mandarin:
The leader of the Ten Rings terrorist organization. The Mandarin replaces Shang-Chi's comic book father Fu Manchu, a "problematic character" associated with racist stereotypes whom Marvel Studios does not hold the film rights to. Director Destin Daniel Cretton stated that he wanted to change the problematic aspects of the Mandarin, saying, "I think [Leung] brings a humanity that we need for that character. We are not looking to contribute anymore to the Asian stereotypes that we have seen both in cinema and pop culture... [Leung] is such an incredible actor and I’m excited to have him help us break some of those stereotypes".
Additionally, Awkwafina has been cast in an undisclosed role.