Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be hitting theaters in just a couple of days, but as this is Marvel we’re talking about, it’s almost a certainty that we’ll be seeing Shang-Chi 2 before long. While speaking with ComicBook.com, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased the future of Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I’m always confident and nervous in equal proportions,” Feige said. “The early reactions to the characters and to [the film] itself gives me great hope that that people will want to see more of these characters. We certainly have many ideas of where to take them and where to put them. And as exactly as you say, what’s so fun, we know the movie’s working when it’s not just the title character that people ask about, but it is the co-stars or the supporting players that people ask about. And in this movie in particular, that’s heartening because we think they’re spectacular, and we think they have great potential in the future.“
Kevin Feige went on to tease that the conclusion of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will give audiences a “pretty clear direction on, at least, how vital and how important and how directly Shang-Chi is stepping into this world.” Feige compared it to Marvel’s very first post-credit scene in Iron Man more than a decade ago. “We are reminded of Nick Fury in the tag of Iron Man 2, telling Tony Stark, ‘You’re part of a bigger universe, you just don’t know it yet.’ And without giving [anything] away, a very similar thing happens to Shang at the end of the movie.” Although most of us haven’t yet seen the first film, what would you hope to see in Shang-Chi 2?
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, a skilled martial artist who was trained at a young age to be an assassin by his father Wenwu, only to depart to live a normal life in San Francisco. However, he must confront the past he thought he had left behind when he’s drawn back into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. In addition to Simu Liu, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings also stars Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, and Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan. Destin Daniel Cretton directed the film and co-wrote the script with Andrew Lanham and David Callaham. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will hit theaters on September 3, 2021, but you can check out a review from our own JimmyO right here.