The success of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings made a sequel to the 2021 release a no-brainer, so it surprised nobody when, in December of 2021, Marvel Studios put it on the slate.
Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed the first film, is returning to write and direct the next chapter, which is currently slated to go into production sometime in 2023. A rumor spread in September 2022 placed the movie’s release date in early 2025. With Cretton set to direct the next Avengers movie set for release in May of 2025 this would make the 2023 production start date make a bit more sense. It would mean that he could basically be then starting a close to two-year period in which he would be shooting back-to-back Marvel projects.
- Simu Liu as Shang-Chi
- Awkwafina as Katy