‘Shang-Chi 2’ Gets a Hopeful Update From Simu Liu Himself


Marvel Studios and Disney have quite a few projects lined up for development and production, despite the recent statements that they will lower the scope and output of their movies & shows due to somewhat undesirable results that their projects have gotten in the last several years. Still, there are quite a few projects that fans are certainly looking forward to and one of them is the sequel to ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings.’

By December 2021, development had started on a sequel to ‘Shang-Chi’ with director and writer Cretton and star Liu expected to return. Liu expressed interest in exploring his character’s journey with the Ten Rings and his place in the MCU. However, by July 2023, Liu was uncertain about the sequel’s production timeline, mentioning it was slated for release after ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,’ which had been postponed to 2026 from 2025 and changed name in the meantime.

Recently, rumors going around claimed that ‘Shang-Chi 2’ will begin production in 2025, but those are, ultimately only rumors. As far as official announcements go, Marvel Studios for the most part doesn’t even mention the movie, not with ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ so close to release and ‘Fantastic Four’ generating surprising amounts of buzz.

This is something that fans noticed as well. One fan going by the username Victoria Avalor posted an interesting question on Threads, it’ was more of a rant condemning Marvel Studios for completely forgetting about ‘Shang-Chi’ as the character wasn’t referenced at all in other Marvel movies.

Simu Liu himself answered her plea, stating that she shouldn’t worry, that the sequel is totally happening. You can check out the exchange below.

And there you have it, even if Marvel Studios is avoiding the topic of a sequel, at least we have iron-clad confirmation that it’s happening. Have something to add? Let us know in the comments below!

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