One of 2021’s best surprises was Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. After the film’s financial and critical success, it was given the green light for a sequel with director Destin Daniel Cretton signed on to return. The possibilities for the next entry seem endless, but franchise star Simu Liu already knows what he’d like to see happen when his titular hero returns to the big screen.
At the end of Ten Rings, Shang-Chi finds himself in possession of his father’s iconic weapons, the aforementioned Ten Rings. In a conversation with Complex Canada, Liu stated that he’d love to explore how his character handles this development:
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. Just this idea of all of a sudden being gifted something that’s so powerful but also so dangerous.Simu Liu
As he continued, the actor revealed that he’s also very interested in seeing Shang-Chi interact more with the wider MCU, such as participating in some fun team-ups.
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 as everyone else, so I don’t know anything, but I’m excited to dive into that process.Simu Liu
Liu may get his wish. The last we saw him, Marvel’s signature martial artist was being introduced to the Avengers by the Sorcerer Supreme, Wong. Unfortunately, audiences will likely have to wait until the untitled second Shang-Chi eventually hits theaters to know if any of the leading man’s wishes come true.
Source: Complex Canada