Shang-Chi Merch Mystery: Who (or What) is MORRIS?
On Simu Liu’s birthday this year – that’s April 19th, Marvel Blog True Believers – Marvel Studios released the trailer for the highly anticipated Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Now, more merchandise for the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie has made its way to stores, and with it, an inescapable enigma has arisen: who (or what) is Morris?
Morris Mystery Emerges
As many of you are already aware, I have a habit of analyzing merchandise for clues about what might be waiting for us in upcoming MCU offerings! This strategy has already proven effective for Shang-Chi, in fact, having given us a glimpse of his costume in a LEGO set long before the trailer was released. Now, I have stumbled upon another tantalizing hint of what’s in store when the movie is released in theaters on September 3rd, 2021!
This reporter first spotted the Morris in question when I discovered an accessory included with the “Marvel’s Katy” Marvel Legends action figure (above).
Katy is played by Awkwafina, but little is known about this character except that she’s Shang-Chi’s friend (perhaps even a close friend… after all, they have been known to perform “A Whole New World” together at a karaoke bar).
Looking more closely at the figure, it seems as though she may be an archer (move over, Hawkeyes).
But I was especially intrigued by the accessory that comes with her… what appears to be some kind of creature that possesses six legs and four wings!
Just what could this be…?
The Name of the Mystery is Morris
My second clue came from a different piece of Marvel merch! A new Marvel Shang-Chi LEGO set was released, and judging by the names of the included mini-figures, this four-winged creature is called “Morris!”
But who (or what) is Morris? Are they connected to Katy, hence the inclusion with her action figure, or is it simply a matter of ensuring all of the appropriate accessories from the movie make their way to your Marvel display case?
Furthermore, could this be a case like Captain Marvel’s pet flerken, Goose, who got a name change on the way from the comics page to the big screen (see our theories on why this might be here).
Spin-off: Marvel’s Morris?
Here at Marvel Blog, we can’t wait to learn more about Morris. While we aren’t sure if they’re a pet or not, we do know that we are huge fans of many of the creatures who’ve been introduced on screen in the MCU.
Will the next version of Redwing be a vampire-bird (like he is in the comics)? Will Morris lead a team of mighty Marvel Pet Avengers into battle? We want to hear your theories, Marvel Blog True Believers! Let us know what you think in the comment section.