It’s on: a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is officially in the works, with Destin Daniel Cretton returning to direct and write. The filmmaker has also signed an exclusive multi-year deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective, and is reportedly in development on a new MCU series for Disney+.
Shang-Chi, starring Simu Liu as Marvel’s master martial artist, was the highest grossing domestic release to date this year with $224.5M. Worldwide, the film has grossed close to $432 million. So it was safe to assume a sequel was happening. What I’m curious about is this other Marvel series that Cretton is developing.
I’d love to see a Ten Rings series focusing on Xialing, as teased — SPOILER ALERT — in the Shang-Chi post-credits scene. But who knows? According to Variety, the series is rumored to be a comedy.