Shang-Chi 2 Aims for 2023 Filming Start Date

Shang-Chi 2 Aims for 2023 Filming Start Date

Shang-Chi 2 Aims for 2023 Filming Start Date!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues on and now, according to a report detailing future Marvel projects, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has successfully spawned its own franchise with a sequel set to begin production in 2023.

CelebnMovies247.com reports that Shang-Chi 2 is still a little ways off, with a 2023 production date suggesting a 2024 release, but thanks to both the critical and financial success garnered by the new MCU hero’s first outing, audiences can look forward to more from the kung fu master.

The premise of the film:

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings chronicle the story of Shang-Chi, a skilled martial artist who was trained at a young age to be an assassin by his father Wenwu. After leaving the nefarious Ten Rings organization and opting to live a normal life in San Francisco, Shang-Chi is soon drawn back into the clandestine world of the Ten Rings and is forced to confront the past he thought he had left behind.

Starring Simu Liu as the title character alongside Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has successfully introduced an undiscovered world of martial arts and magic into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as debuting its version Asian lead.

Typically of Marvel movies these days, Shang-Chi ends with several post-credits scenes, the events of which will no doubt lead into the follow-up.

The likes of Simu Liu and Awkwafina are expected to return for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 2, with director Destin Daniel Cretton having previously stated his desire to come back for more.

The filmmaker said when asked if he would be interested in helming a Shang-Chi sequel.

He said:

Yeah, yeah, I would. When I said that to my agent, it was real. I was basically just telling my agent, ‘I don’t want to do those types of movies.’ I know I was getting to the place in my career where it’s easy for agents to try just and push me into that direction, but I was not feeling like I wanted to. A part of it was definitely fear. Fear of losing creative control.

The next phase in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has more than enough to contend with. Audiences still have the likes of Eternals, and the multiversal shenanigans of Spider-Man: No Way Home to look forward to in 2021.

And in 2022, MCU fans will see several sequels hit the big screen, including Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

As for 2023, Marvel will unleash even more sequels in the form of The Marvels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, before introducing the superhero family The Fantastic Four to the fray. Not to mention a slew of new MCU projects going into production for 2024 and 2025.