Simu Liu Says It’s ‘Shocking’ How Little His Marvel Workout Helped Him Get In Shape For 'Arthur The King'

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It’s no secret that virtually anyone who plays a superhero within the Marvel universe gets absolutely ripped on the studio’s dime. Brie Larson went viral for getting Captain Marvel fit, Chris Hemsworth continues to share his Thor workouts on social media, and Hugh Jackman has been hitting the weights in anticipation of Wolverine's return for Deadpool 3. As for Simu Liu, the Shang-Chi actor claims that his superhero diet is rather “lackadaisical,” but clearly his abs haven’t heard the news. In his new film, Arthur The King, he plays a professional adventure racer, so one can assume that his Marvel muscles came in handy. However, according to Liu, they may have actively worked against him.

In Arthur The King, Simu Liu's character Leo climbs, cycles, hikes and runs his way through the jungles of the Dominican Republic alongside Mark Wahlberg’s Mikael. When asked how those Shang-Chi biceps came in handy, Liu said the following.