Marvel Cinematic Universe star Simu Liu offers a constructive replace about Shang-Chi 2. One of many new heroes that joined the MCU in Section 4 was Shang-Chi. Whereas his movie debuted in the course of the international pandemic, it was one of many highest-grossing movies of 2021. Liu was tapped to carry the enduring Marvel hero to life, and his journey has solely simply begun.
Whereas a Shang-Chi 2 sequel was greenlit, there have been no updates for fairly a while. Liu just lately spoke to Collider, the place he gave a short Shang-Chi 2 replace. The MCU actor is happy about exploring “new sides” of his character. Liu additionally shared hopes that Shang-Chi 2 will have the ability to carry again Michelle Yeoh, stating the next:
Going right into a sequel feels thrilling. It doesn’t essentially really feel like there’s a strain to carry out or a strain to exceed. It seems like we’ve established a world and there’s simply one thing actually nostalgic and thrilling about returning to that world that we’ve spent a lot time ideating on and excited about. After which, we’re attending to revisit some issues, but additionally present the viewer new issues. We’ll ship all the wonderful motion that we had been celebrated for on the primary film, however then additionally hopefully discover new sides of Shaun’s character and the characters round him. That’s, in fact, if we will nonetheless afford Michelle Yeoh. She’s on prime of the world and simply the queen of every part.
The whole lot We Know About Shang-Chi 2
Exterior of Liu, no different forged members have but been confirmed for Shang-Chi 2. It is assumed that actors comparable to Awkwafina and Meng’er Zhang can be again for the sequel. Destin Daniel Cretton, who helmed the primary installment, has been confirmed to direct Shang-Chi 2. The sequel is a part of Cretton’s general take care of Marvel Studios, as he’s additionally growing a MCU present for Disney+
Shang-Chi 2 has been confirmed to occur, however Marvel Studios has but to present it a launch date. Section 5 is already packed as is with a number of upcoming movies and exhibits. However there’s the prospect that Shang-Chi 2 could also be one of many unannounced Section 6 initiatives. If not in Section 6, Shang-Chi 2 might not be occurring till Section 7 on the earliest. Cretton can also be directing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, therefore the dearth of development on Shang-Chi 2.
Even when Shang-Chi 2 is delayed until Section 7, it feels protected to say the hero can be a part of Phases 5-6 in some capability. It might be stunning if Shang-Chi does not participate within the two upcoming Avengers movies. Given Cretton’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty involvement, it might make sense for Liu to be again for that movie. Hopefully, Marvel Studios will present updates about Shang-Chi 2 later this yr.