Simu Liu Dishes On ‘Shang-Chi’ Sequel

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Simu Liu is excited about the recently announced sequel for the Marvel Studios ‘Shang-Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings.’ The movie did better than expected with it becoming the ninth highest-grossing film of 2021.

Liu recently sat down with Complex where he shared his thoughts on a sequel and where the franchise can go in the context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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“I feel pretty good. Like, OK, I wasn’t necessarily surprised,” he explained. “But what I really loved was hearing about Destin [Daniel Cretton] coming back. Again, not a surprise, but we absolutely love to see it. He’s such a critical part of the success of that movie. And I want to say, I often get a disproportionate amount of credit for the movie doing as well as we did, but it really, really is Destin. You know, it’s the filmmaker and storyteller.”

Liu continued, “It’s very much his medium. And so, him coming back means that we get to do it all over again, which is fantastic. And then, seeing all the other stuff that he’s locked in with Disney and Marvel makes me incredibly happy as well. I think he deserves all the things in the world, and all the success. He’s a truly special filmmaker.”

“I think just what Shaun decides to do with all this newfound power, you know? It kind of consumed his father, consumed Wenwu. I’m curious as to how someone much younger, much more inexperienced, would fare against the rings,” he said. “Just this idea of all of a sudden being gifted something that’s so powerful but also so dangerous. And then the other big question I have is, you know, in what way does Shaun fit in with the rest of the MCU? Who are you going to see? What kind of crazy team-ups? What kinda tie-ins, Easter eggs? I’m just as much in the dark and everyone else, so I don’t know anything, but I’m excited to dive into that process.”

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is part of “Phase Four” of the MCU and also stars Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung. Cretton will not only return to direct a sequel but will also co-write it.

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