Shang-Chi will return! Okay, we already knew that, but now we can be sure that there will be Shang-Chi 2! Deadline confirmed that director Destin Daniel Cretton made a huge deal with Marvel Studios that includes the sequel of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, as well as the undisclosed Disney+ show set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Working on Shang-Chi with Kevin and the Marvel Studios team was one of the highlights of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited about Tara’s vision for Onyx Collective. I can’t wait to explore new stories and build new worlds with this community.Destin Daniel Cretton
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was released last September, directed by Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung. The movie received positive reviews, particularly because of its visual design and representation of Asian culture. Simu Liu’s performance as the titular character was also widely praised. The movie grossed $431 million, and it broke several records during the pandemic.
Simu Limu revealed that he would love to play the character for as long as he possibly can. Considering the mid-credit and post-credit scenes of the movie, it’s obvious that not only Shang-Chi, but the Ten Rings as well will have a huge role in building the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the mid-credit scene, Shang-Chi and his friend Katy met Wong, Captain Marvel, and Bruce Banner, who made it clear for them they became a part of something big, while the post-credit scene showed Meng’er Zhang’s Xu Xialing, Shang-Chi’s sister, taking control of the Ten Rings.
These are the first official news about the Shang-Chi sequel. We know now director and main actor will return, but we still need to wait for more announcements. It’s unknown what Disney+ series is Daniel Cretton developing for Marvel Studios, but the fact that he has this huge deal with Marvel means we’ll see plenty more of his work.
Ryan Coogler, director of the Black Panther, also landed a similar deal with Marvel Studios last year. The deal included the Black Panther sequel, which is set to hit theaters next year, and a Disney+ series about the people of Wakanda which is currently in development.