Simu Liu is here for the long haul. The Marvel Newcomer Starred in His First Superhero Movie Last Year Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, serving as the first Asian character to land a starring role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As is increasingly the norm with all things MCU, Liu hopes his solo outing was just the tip of the iceberg. Speaking to ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis at the BoxLunch holiday gala to benefit Feeding America, Liu says a direct sequel to Legend of the Ten Rings is most definitely in the cards.
“I think I know as much as anybody else, don’t I? There’s going to be a sequel, I think that part was obvious but it’s also been made official,” said Liu. “As for when I think it’s just a matter of timing and how my back holds up over the years. I’ll do 40 if we can.”
Shang Chi 2 has yet to be officially confirmed by Marvel Studios as the studio has not given a release date for the film. Destin Daniel Cretton, however, has become a recurring collaborator with Marvel Studios and DIsney as a whole. Due to his new first-look contract and the general response to Shang-Chi, it’s only a matter of time before the sequel is announced as one of Marvel’s reserved theatrical dates.
As for what a sequel would look like, Liu said earlier this year that he thinks the eponymous character will go on a bit of an adventure with his newfound powers.
“I think what Shaun decides to do with all this new power, you know? It kind of consumed his father, consumed Wenwu. I’m curious how someone much younger, much more inexperienced, s would draw against the rings.” Liu said in a January conversation with Complex.
He added: “Just this idea of suddenly receiving something so powerful but also so dangerous. And then the other big question I have is, you know, how does Shaun fit in- he to the rest of the MCU Who are you going to see What kind of crazy teams What kind of ties Easter eggs I’m just as much in the dark and everyone so I don’t know anything but I’m excited to dive into this process.”
Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is available now on Disney+, all major digital platforms, and anywhere physical movies are sold. Shang Chi 2 doesn’t have a release window yet.
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