In case you ever doubted it—it’s now confirmed that a sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is underway. This might not come as a surprise since the post-credits scene hinted that Shang-Chi will return. Released over the Labour Day weekend in the US, the Marvel movie is also the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office, raking in US$224.5 million. Worldwide, it grossed almost US$432 million.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton will be returning to both the director and writer’s seat for the sequel. The director is also booked to develop a Marvel series for Disney+, signing on an exclusive multi-year deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collection.
Shang-Chi, the second movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four, was historic. It was the first Marvel movie to star an Asian superhero and have a mostly Asian cast led by Simu Liu as the titular Shang-Chi as well as Michelle Yeoh, Tony Leung and Awkwafina. It garnered positive reviews for the action sequences, the representation of Asian culture and the standout performances of Liu and Leung.