Simu Liu, the star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was on hand Sunday to throw out the first pitch at the San Francisco Giants game and delivered in more ways than one.
The 32-year-old actor threw the opening ceremony at Oracle Park on Sunday afternoon before the San Francisco Giants played against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The actor, who shot several scenes for Xiangqi in different parts of San Francisco, not only provided the perfect strike, but also surprised fans with the backflip of the mound.
Liu later retweeted the slow-motion clip of himself sticking the landing at Oracle Park. “That pitch was like 500% faster in my head,” he wrote. “GO GIANTS!”
Liu was at Oracle Park to promote his new Marvel film, which makes him the first Asian-American superhero to lead his own film in the iconic franchise. While most Canadians will recognize him for his Kim’s Convenience role, his acrobatics clearly show he’s in full superhero mode.
The latest installment in the MCU broke the Labor Day box office record, raking in $83.5 million with its four-day opening holiday weekend. The record was last held by Rob Zombie’s 2007 Halloween reboot, which earned $30.6 million during its opening.