Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu jokingly calls out George Lucas for his parsec snafu while visiting Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. The Kim's Convenience star is currently preparing for his upcoming stint as a Marvel hero in the Daniel Destin Cretton's flick due to come out in 2021. The project will introduce the real Mandarin in the MCU played by Tony Leung, while Akwafina is also set to appear in a still undisclosed role. Filming is set to begin next month in Australia.
Liu has shared images on his official social media as he prepare for his upcoming big screen role. But while he's busy making sure that he's ready to step into the role of Shang-Chi once production officially begins, he likes to take some time off with little side adventures. His latest one brought him Disneyland Resort's latest attraction, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. And while he's there, he made sure to clarify one detail about the Star Wars films, bringing up the issue directly to the lore creator, Lucas.
Taking it to his official Twitter account, Liu posted an image of him in front of the life-sized Millennium Falcon at Galaxy's Edge. At first, the image is the typical tourist snap at the theme park, but in the caption, the actor hilariously asks Lucas what exactly parsecs measure. Fans in the comments section didn't miss the actor's joke, one of them even pointed out that if both Lucas and Harrison Ford didn't know, it's totally fine if he doesn't as well. Check out the image below:
For the longest time, the issue about how Star Wars used the word parsecs wrongly had been a favorite topic of conversation among fans. When fans first heard of it in Star Wars: A New Hope, Han Solo bragged about the Millennium Falcon being the ship that "made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs." In the scene, everyone's favorite galactic smuggler used the term as if it's a measurement of time, instead of a measurement of distance. After more than four decades, Lucasfilm finally clarified the confusion via Ron Howard's Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Liu's social media post was obviously a joke, and his succeeding uploads regarding his Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge visit imply that he had a great time in the theme park. If anything, this reveals that he's also a fan of the franchise set from a galaxy far, far away considering that he knows this confusion about parsecs. While he's yet to officially debut in the MCU with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, with Kevin Feige getting his hands on Star Wars, there might be a chance that the actor also finds himself in the beloved space opera.
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