Simu Liu speaks out about Shang-Chi’s future in the newly announced projects of the MCU’s phase 5 and 6.
Shang-Chi, the Legend of the Ten Rings and Shang-Chi star Simu Liu addresses his MCU future in the recently-announced Phases 5 and 6. This video was released last year. Shang-Chi, the Legend of the Ten Rings and Shang-ChiThis is Liu’s introduction to the character. It tells the story of Liu confronting his past and embracing a new future as superhero. Marvel was quick to approve the film, which was well received by critics and audiences alike. Shang-Chi 2Both director Destin Daniel Cretton and Liu returned to the show.
As part of Marvel’s San Diego Comic-Con panel last week, the curtain was finally pulled back, revealing what projects fans can expect in the next few years as part of Phase 5 and Phase 6. Additional information is available at Captain America: New WorldPlace an order, Blade?, and Daredevil: Born AgainTwo of the largest MCU movies of all time will be released in 2026, according to a report. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Secret Wars: Avengers. Although little information is available about these two new developments, Avengers projects and many of the other movies and shows in Phases 5 and 6, the projects are all part of what is being dubbed “The Multiverse Saga.” Unfortunately for those eager for Shang-Chi 2, the panel didn’t provide any update on the anticipated sequel.
As part of his own separate SDCC appearance, shared by Shang-Chi News on Twitter, Liu addresses his future as Shang-Chi in the MCU’s Phases 5 and 6. While not revealing anything concrete, the actor teases that, as he was watching Marvel’s presentation, he thought, “These next few years will be very busy for me.” Referencing the bulk of new MCU projects announced, Liu says that he feels that there may be “room”His character in some of his upcoming movies. Below is Liu’s complete comment.
“I don’t want to jump the gun or anything, but I feel like there might be room for me in a couple of those, wouldn’t you say? I was watching the presentation basically from Twitter and being like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna be busy. I’m gonna be busy the next few years.’”
Although Liu’s comment suggests that he doesn’t know for sure which MCU Phase 5 and 6 movies and shows Shang-Chi will be appearing in, the actor clearly expects to be popping up in at least a few of them. Shang-Chi will most likely be featured in the minimum. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Secret Wars: Avengers, with those films poised to assemble a new version of the iconic superhero team, and with the former also slated to feature Cretton as its director. The two new films will not be the only ones. Avengers Films, there are a few Phase 6 projects that have not been announced. Any of them could include Liu’s Shang-Chi.
It’s not yet clear when. Shang-Chi 2 will be released, but it seems likely that the project will come out at some point during Phase 6 given the phase’s many unannounced projects. Fans have loved Liu’s character since its release. Shang-Chi, the Legend of the Ten Rings and Shang-Chi but Shang-Chi’s larger role in the MCU still remains mostly a mystery. Although the actor’s comment doesn’t reveal too much, fans of Liu’s character certainly seem to be in for an exciting few years as the new hero’s arc develops.
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Source: Shang-Chi News/ Twitter
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