Shang-Chi 2 release date speculation, cast, plot, and news

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a new master of the martial arts, and here is everything you need to know about the Shang Chi 2 release date and cast.

Simu Liu as Shang-Chi

What is the Shang-Chi 2 release date? Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been and gone, and to say it was a roaring success would be an understatement. The 25th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a critical and commercial success, raking in hundreds of millions at the box office.

Starring Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, the adventure movie is a globe-trotting martial arts masterpiece that blends the wonder of the best fantasy movies with the white knuckle thrills of the best action movies. Of course, all this success and the Shang-Chi ending have got people wondering when they’ll next see Marvel’s master of martial arts.

Well, as this is the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this is not the last we’ve seen of Shang-Chi, or his best friend turned ace archer Katy (Awkwafina). To bring you all the latest news on the Shang-Chi sequel, we’ve dug into the forbidden tomes in the library of Kamar-Taj (risking the wrath of Wong), scoured the web, and even spoken to the film’s cast to bring you everything we know about the Shang-Chi 2 release date.

Shang-Chi 2 release date speculation

We suspect Shang-Chi 2 release date won’t be until at least 2025. Although there’s no official word on this from Disney.

Marvel’s Phase 5, which includes Anthony Mackie‘s Captain America 4 and Deadpool 3, has kicked off. Unfortunately, Shang-Chi 2 isn’t on the list of upcoming superhero movies.

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Destin Daniel Cretton is returning to write and direct, and with Cretton now working on Avengers 5, it’s likely that we’re going to have to wait until at least 2025 to see Shang-Chi’s next solo adventure.

Shang-Chi 2 release date: Simu Liu as Shang-Chi

What will Shang-Chi 2 be about?

 After Shang-Chi’s dramatic ending and post-credit scenes, we think it’ll spotlight Xialing and the Ten Rings. There is no official Shang-Chi 2 plot yet, though.

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We imagine the story would probably deal with Shang-Chi’s sister Xialing (Meng’er Zhang). Xialing was supposed to be shutting down her dad’s evil terrorist organization, but it seems like she’s co-opted the Ten Rings for her own nefarious ends, something we doubt her brother will be pleased with.

We can probably guess that Shang-Chi will be called to assemble the next time the Earth’s threatened by some intergalactic purple guy with a death wish and a fancy glove. Who knows, maybe Katy will join Shang-Chi on the Avengers as well. Awkafina told us she thought it’d be “cool” if that happened, although she couldn’t confirm anything.

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Shang-Chi 2 release date: Simu Liu, Meng'er Zhang, and Awkwafina in Shang-Chi

Shang-Chi 2 cast speculation

We bet both Simu Liu and Awkwafina will be in the Shang-Chi 2 cast list, While nothing has been confirmed, it seems likely. Especially given their friendship’s prominence at the end of the action movie. We know that the Ten Rings will return, which means their new boss Xialing will likely be back as well.

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Of the principal cast, the only member who’s not likely to return is Wenwu (Tony Leung), partly because he died and partly because his arc was done by the movie’s end. Yes, we know flashbacks exist, but we can’t see the benefit of bringing him back at this point.

Shang-Chi 2 expected cast list:

  • Simu Liu as Shang-Chi
  • Meng’er Zhang as Xialing
  • Awkwafina as Katy
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Is there a Shang-Chi 2 trailer?

There is no Shang-Chi 2 trailer yet, so we’ll have to make do with checking out the other trailers available for different Marvel projects.

You can revisit one of the awesome tracks from the first movie above, or head to Marvel’s YouTube to check out other upcoming movies and series.

Simu Liu as Shang-Chi in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Where can I watch Shang-Chi-2?

Shang-Chi 2 will likely be released in cinemas before streaming on Disney Plus sometime later. We would count on physical releases, too.

Like other Marvel movies, Shang-Chi will almost certainly be a theatrical experience before eventually coming to digital platforms for rental and purchase and Disney Plus. The movie will also likely get a physical release on Blu-Ray and DVD.

If you want to watch the original Shang-Chi, you can subscribe to Disney Plus, or rent or purchase it across VOD platforms.

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