Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu revealed his eagerness to assemble with the Avengers.
Simu Liu is riding high right now. He headlines Marvel Studios’ newest film as the titular character in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as the MCU’s first Asian superhero protagonist. The film is receiving mostly positive reviews from critics, and fans are excited to meet one of the new Avengers (you can read our review here).
Obviously, upon the looming release of the film, MCU fans are already looking forward to the future for Shang-Chi, whether it’d be sequels or of course, his role in the next Avengers movie. When The Hollywood Reporter asked about his future, Simu Liu had this to say:
“In terms of what’s next, I know what’s on my mind is the same as what’s on everybody else’s mind, and hopefully, there’s an Avengers in the future, somewhere. Obviously, I don’t know anything about that, but being such a big fan of the whole franchise, I know that that’s the gold star. All of the media frenzy that surrounds one of those properties is going to be a whole beast unto itself, so it’s certainly what I hope for.”
THR asked Simu Liu if there was more about his future as Shang-Chi he can reveal, whether the Avengers are involved or if sequels to his film are on the way:
“I’ve got nothing. I’ve got absolutely nothing. I think we’re just so focused on pushing this movie out to the world and making sure people watch it. And when it releases in theaters September 3rd, wherever it’s safe for people to do so, that they come out and experience the mind-blowing action and the incredible story that this movie has.”
Having seen the film, I can attest that fans are going to be excited to see where the cinematic future of Shang-Chi is headed, whether it’d be his own sequel or when he teams up with the Avengers. It’s going to be an exciting time for the MCU, and Shang-Chi is undoubtedly going to be a highlight for fans.
Here is the synopsis for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:
“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, the upcoming Marvel film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung. The upcoming movie will hit theaters on September 3, 2021.
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