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Shang-Chi 2 Confirmed by Simu Liu, Destin Daniel Cretton Returning to Direct

Key Points:

  • Simu Liu has reconfirmed that a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is happening.
  • Director Destin Daniel Cretton will also return to helm Shang-Chi 2.
  • No release date has been set yet for the Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel.
  • Shang-Chi, released in 2021, grossed over $400 million at the global box office.

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can breathe a sigh of relief as Simu Liu has once again assured that a sequel to his 2021 hit, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, is in the works, with director Destin Daniel Cretton set to return.

Simu Liu Reaffirms Shang-Chi Sequel, Cretton’s Involvement

Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings via Marvel Entertainment
Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings via Marvel Entertainment

According to GameSpot, During an appearance on The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon inquired about the status of Shang-Chi 2, to which Liu jokingly responded,

“You want me to lose my job, is that it?” before confirming the sequel’s development. “Well look, I will say this: It’s definitely happening,” Liu stated, as per the interview.

The actor further revealed that Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed and co-wrote the original Shang-Chi movie, will reprise his role for the sequel. “Destin Daniel Cretton will come back as well to helm the movie,” Liu added.

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Shang-Chi’s Success and Sequel’s Timeline Uncertain

Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings via Marvel Entertainment
Simu Liu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings via Marvel Entertainment

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, released in 2021, was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $400 million at the worldwide box office. The film introduced Liu as the titular character and expanded the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s exploration of Asian representation and mythology.

READ MORE: MCU’s Spider-Man Trilogy Director Gives Tips for Successor of ‘Spider-Man 4’

While the confirmation of Shang-Chi 2 is certainly exciting news for fans, no official release date has been announced by Disney and Marvel Studios. The only upcoming MCU movie scheduled for 2023 is Deadpool and Wolverine, set to premiere on July 26.

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