Marvel May Have Already Greenlighted ‘Shang-Chi’ Sequel

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Although Marvel Studios’ latest project, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, doesn’t hit theaters for its 45-day run until Friday, September 3, 2021, it seems that the team behind the Simu Liu-led film is so confident in its performance that they may already be working on a Shang-Chi sequel.

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According to a new interview with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, the team believes that there is “great potential” for this new, “spectacular” cast of MCU characters to have more adventures in the future. Feige shared:

“I’m always confident and nervous in equal proportions. The early reactions to the characters and to [the Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings movie] itself gives me great hope that that people will want to see more of these characters.”

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In the same interview, the newest Marvel movie’s director Destin Daniel Cretton indicated that the Marvel Studios team even has an idea for the setting of Shang-Chi 2 already:

“There was one setting that we were not able to do in this movie, but I won’t say what it is because I really hope that we get to do it again in another film.”

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While we can’t know which location this might be, of course, fans online are speculating that it could be K’un-Lun, one of the Seven Capital Cities of Heaven. This mystical lost city is the home of Danny Rand/Iron Fist.

This popular Marvel Comics character previously appeared in the ill-received 2017 Netflix Iron Fist series, as portrayed by actor Finn Jones.

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Given the poor critical and fan reception to the show, it is likely that Iron Fist would be recast in the MCU moving forward.

Bear in mind, however, that nothing has been confirmed about when a Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings sequel could release, or if Iron Fist will actually make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in said film.

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It is, however, worth noting that following the Shang-Chi post credits scene, a screen appears that reads “The Ten Rings Will Return”, seemingly confirming a sequel.

More on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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The official description of Shang-Chi reads:

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Tony Leung as [Shang-Chi’s father] Wenwu [The Mandarin], Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, as well as Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu and Ronny Chieng.

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Are you looking forward to Shang-Chi?

You can stream Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and the three series in Marvel’s Phase 4 so far — Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany’s WandaVision, Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Tom Hiddleston’s Loki — on Disney+ anytime.

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