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'Shang-Chi' sequel on the way with Destin Daniel Cretton returning

Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios' ’Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’. Picture: Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios 2021

Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios' ’Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’. Picture: Jasin Boland/Marvel Studios 2021

Published Dec 7, 2021

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A “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” sequel has officially been given the green light.

Following the record-breaking success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superhero movie, the director has landed a deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu's Onyx Collective, which will allow him to not only create the second instalment, but other projects for the small screen.

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Simu Liu, who became the first Asian actor to lead a MCU movie in the titular role of the Master of Kung Fu, quipped in response to the news: "Flopped so hard we got a sequel!!"

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Simu will also be producing a Marvel series for Disney+.

The first “Shang-Chi” film grossed a whopping $431.9 million at the worldwide box office.

Michelle Yeoh had previously said she was hoping there would be a second movie.

The 59-year-old star played Jiang Nan and loves making follow-ups to her films – despite the disappointing response to “Sword of Destiny”, the sequel to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”.

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She said: "I don't think it's ever a mistake to do a sequel. It just means you love a project so much. Sequels are great. I hope we do another 'Shang-Chi'!"

Simu previously admitted that being Marvel's first Asian lead felt "very, very momentous".

The actor - who was born in China, but emigrated to Canada at the age of five - said: "It is such an incredible moment. Very, very momentous. You know, I never had a superhero to look up to in that way growing up..."

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The blockbuster also starred the likes of Awkwafina, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Ben Kingsley, Benedict Wong, Ronny Chieng, and Fala Chen.

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