Simu Liu recently provided an update on the progress of the Shang-Chi sequel, which is currently in the works. Taking to his Threads account, a newly launched social media app, the actor invited fans to ask him anything. In response to a fan’s question about the status of the highly-anticipated sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Simu Liu revealed that he was informed it would follow the events of the Avengers storyline. However, he mentioned that the sequel’s timeline has been repeatedly pushed back due to circumstances beyond his control.
Delays and Challenges: Impact on Marvel Projects and the Anticipated Shang-Chi Sequel
While Cary Elwes didn’t specify the exact reasons for the delay, Disney has recently made changes to its release calendar, affecting various Marvel projects. Avengers: Secret Wars has been postponed to May 7, 2027, and Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, starring Jonathan Majors, has been pushed back a year to May 1, 2026. It’s worth noting that Majors is currently facing assault charges in New York.
The ongoing Writers Guild of America strike has also impacted several Marvel projects, including Thunderbolts and Blade, resulting in further delays.
Simu Liu expressed in his post that he hopes to share more concrete news about the Shang-Chi sequel soon. In December 2021, it was revealed that Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of the first film, would be returning to write and direct Shang-Chi 2, following the success of the initial installment. Additionally, Cretton signed an overall deal with Marvel.
Success, Excitement, and Future Possibilities: Shang-Chi’s Impact and Simu Liu’s Marvel Journey
Upon the announcement of the Shang-Chi sequel, director Destin Daniel Cretton expressed his enthusiasm for working with Kevin Feige and the Marvel Studios team, highlighting the experience of working on the first film as one of the highlights of his life. Cretton also expressed excitement about Tara’s vision for Onyx Collective, indicating his eagerness to explore new stories and worlds within this community.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, featuring an Asian lead and predominantly Asian cast, achieved significant success, grossing $432 million worldwide upon its release in September 2021. Since his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Simu Liu has been involved in other projects, including starring in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming Barbie film. Liu has also hinted that fans may see his Marvel character interacting with other major superheroes in an upcoming film, although he did not disclose specific details. He teasingly mentioned that audiences might witness something sooner than expected, leaving room for anticipation and speculation.