Shang-Chi 2 is occurring, as you’d expect from a studio that likes sequels. According to Deadline, Disney and Marvel Studios are reteaming with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director and screenwriter Destin Daniel Cretton.
Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige said “In Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, Destin brings a distinct viewpoint and skill. We had a great experience working together on the film and he has so many exciting storey ideas for Disney+ that we’re excited to grow our connection with him.”
No news on which MCU project Cretton will be working on for Disney Plus or if it will be one of the already announced or rumoured forthcoming Marvel shows.
Release Date for Shang-chi 2
There’s no word on when Shang-Chi 2 will be released, although it’s expected to be late 2023 or early 2024. Filming on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was initially scheduled for February 2021.
But owing to Covid-19 delays, Shang-Chi won’t hit theatres until September 2021. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hit Disney Plus on Nov. (Disney Plus Day).
Shang-chi 2 Rumour
We’d bet Simu Liu returns for Shang-Chi 2, as the picture would be incomplete without Xu Shang-Chi, or “Shaun,” as Katy’s family calls him.
Awkwafina is expected to reprise her role as Shang-best Chi’s pal Katy. We expect the film to give her more bow and arrow time. If we get a Kate Bishop cameo, Katy can shoot arrows alongside the Hawkeye star, but no word on a Hailee Steinfeld cameo.
Expect Meng’er Zhang to reprise her role as Xu Xialing, the new head of the Ten Rings (and Shang-sister). Chi’s
In a deleted scene, Razor Fist encourages Katy to battle before sacrificing himself so she can grab the bow she uses to assault the Dweller in Darkness.
Finally, we await Michelle Yeoh, whose Ying Nan survived the bombings and led the homage.
Trevor Slattery, played by Ben Kingsley, survived Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, so we’re guessing he’ll be in the sequel.
Tony Leung (Shang-father Chi’s Xu Wenwu) can only appear in flashbacks because he died in the first film. Ying Li’s mother, Fala Chen, would also be in flashbacks.
Shang-chi 2 Storyline Speculations
What happens in Shang-Chi 2? The plot hasn’t leaked yet, but glancing at Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings provides us ideas. First, based on the Shang-Chi end credits scene, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may play a part. So our heroes may be exploring a very different and altered planet.
Exploring Xialing’s control over the Ten Rings Gang. Also, the enigmatic Ta Lo world has been barely explored.
How Shang-Chi and Katy met in the first Shang-Chi film is one detail left unanswered. One Redditor has a dismal notion linking the two. u/akavina “I believe Shang-Chi killed him after realising he had a family, kids of his own, and grandkids. Like his family grieved for their mother Li, he felt guilty about taking Katy’s grandfather and the remorse prompted him to vow lifelong atonement. He re-entered the family he nearly destroyed. That’s why he tries to get along with Katy’s grandmother and supports her in whatever she wants to do (good and bad ideas). Initially, guilt.” Then you can test their friendship.