The karaoke party isn’t over yet! Shang-Chi can invite even more Avengers on his nights out with Katy because Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is getting a sequel.
This report shares that Cretton will write and direct the Shang-Chi sequel. Furthermore, Cretton “will develop TV projects for both Marvel Studios for Disney+ and Onyx Collective across all platforms, including Hulu.”
That could very well mean there is a Shang-Chi spin-off Disney+ series in our future. It could also mean that Marvel Studios is entrusting Cretton with more properties to branch out. The possibilities are exciting!
There is still plenty to discover about the characters Shang-Chi introduced and the vast world it established. Much like Eternals, the MCU’s Phase 4 line-up continues to expand this universe on the big screen.
It’s fascinating to imagine the ways Cretton’s filmmaking could bring that to the small screen on Disney+, too. There’s no doubt that Shang-Chi‘s sequel will be as successful, if not more so, than the first film.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was the first MCU film led by an Asian actor and a mostly Asian cast. The MCU hasn’t always done the best job of producing movies about anyone other than white men, but it’s getting better.
Hollywood and Marvel Studios alike cannot ignore the commercial success of films that accurately represent the diverse world we live in. Representation matters, and it shows in the box office numbers.
Shang-Chi opened Labor Day weekend with the highest-grossing domestic release this year with $224.5M. The film’s success continues as it grossed close to $432M worldwide. We’re willing to bet the sequel will make even better numbers.
The first film lets us meet and fall in love with these characters. Their stories and this film’s incredible world-building are a cornerstone of the MCU’s newest era. The cast is so superbly talented that it’s impossible to imagine the MCU without their characters now.
Shang-Chi starred Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung. Plus, Meng’er Zhang delivered a breakout performance as Xialing. The confirmation of a sequel means we will likely see what Xialing does with the Ten Rings after that end-credits scene.
Not to mention, the sequel must answer the question raised in the mid-credits scene. It’s a question that not even Wong, Carol Danvers, or Bruce Banner could answer. We have to know who the Ten Rings are summoning and how it’ll change the MCU as we know it.
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is streaming now on Disney+!