The addition of Fin Fang Foom in Shang-Chi’s narrative presents an interesting possibility, and the new details uncovered by Murphy will certainly add fuel to the fire. While Shang-Chi is poised to offer more answers about the origin and the continued existence of Fin Fang Foom, the description of the creature’s lair provides an added layer of intrigue on how it will all come together.
Insider Charles Murphy of Murphy’s Multiverse uncovered evidence that the huge set that was being built in Sydney will be featured as The Valley of the Sleeping Dragon, otherwise known as the resting place of Fin Fang Foom. Murphy’s source revealed that the Valley is “set as a hilly, seaside location with a temple at its center with the green screen serving as the seashore itself:”
“Our source describes the Valley of the Sleeping Dragon set as a hilly, seaside location with a temple at its center with the greenscreen serving as the seashore itself. The other huts each serve their own purposes but the other noteworthy feature is the large, bamboo structure known as the battle dome which is surrounded by an area where the village’s warriors hone the skills necessary to protect Fin Fang Foom.”
Murphy also speculated that the previous casting rumors that had ties to the Genghis Khan flashbacks might refer to the elite protectors of The Valley of the Sleeping Dragon, and their source indicates that “while they are keeping a shapeshifting alien that looks like a dragon tucked away they might just have their own dragon to help them fight off invaders:”
“These elite warriors have devoted their lives to keeping at bay what is described as an ancient evil bent on the destruction of mankind. But, it seems, they are not alone in keeping this ancient evil asleep as our source indicates that while they are keeping a shapeshifting alien that looks like a dragon tucked away they might just have their own dragon to help them fight off invaders! The warriors wield shields and spears made from dragon scales (see our staff artist’s rendition of them below) in addition to one more incredibly powerful weapon: chi.”
Lastly, Murphy shared that their source revealed that “the village is led by an elder known as “Huang Bo” and he is joined by Michelle Yeoh’s unnamed character. Both characters are described to be “fierce protectors:”
“In addition to the set description, our source adds that the village is led by an elder known as “Huang Bo” (this may or may not be his actual name but it most certainly is the character described in an old casting call searching for a male, 40-60 known as a wise, old statesman and the leader of his village) and he is joined in the village by another fierce protector: Michelle Yeoh’s character