‘I’m going to be busy the next few years’: Shang-Chi Star Simu Liu Teases More MCU Appearance in Phase 5 & 6, Fans Ask If He’s Going To Become Next Wong

Since its advent into Phase 4, MCU has been through a tumultuous period, having received lukewarm reception for Black Widow, Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Eternals, and Thor: Love and Thunder

Shang-Chi has been credited with returning the audience to the theatres.

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One of the few movies that were received positively by the audience and critics was Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The movie starred Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Ben Kingsley, and many more.

Will MCU have more Shang-Chi appearances?

Despite its Box-Office success and fans’ interest in seeing more of the character, no sequel for Shang-Chi was announced at Marvel’s recent event at San Diego Comic-Con. Also considering the lack of news surrounding Shang-Chi 2, it’s an odd situation for a successful franchise to be in.

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Simu Liu was also at the San Diego Comic-Con where he stated he was watching the presentation from Twitter. Further commenting on his possible appearance in Phase 5 of the MCU, the actor stated in an interview:

“Did you guys see the Marvel presentation yesterday? I don’t want to jump the gun or anything but I feel like there may be room for me in a couple of those, wouldn’t you say?….. ‘I’m going to be busy. I’m going to busy the next few years.'”

We will still be seeing the movie’s director Destin Daniel Cretton return to MCU, as he is directing Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. With Disney+ Day and Marvel Studios’ D23 panel coming up soon, and Simu Liu hinting at being busy for the few years, Shang-Chi 2 could be announced soon.

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Shang-Chi can become the next Wong in terms of MCU appearances

The character is technically connected to Ms. Marvel, being an Asian superhero who used a magical item, in her case, a bracelet. In the third episode of Ms. Marvel, it was hinted that Kamala Khan’s bracelet had a mysterious connection to the ten rings. In one of the post-credits scenes, Bruce Banner, Captain Marvel, and Sorcerer Supreme Wong were also featured, further strengthening ties with the MCU.

Bruce Lee’s son Brandon Lee was originally considered to play Shang-chi by Stan Lee, until his unfortunate passing.

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It is also possible for the character to become another Wong. Sorcerer Supreme Wong has become infamous for appearing in many movies and its post-credit scenes, despite not having an individual film. Hopefully, Simu Liu doesn’t fall into the same problem.

Source: The Direct

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now streaming on Disney+.

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.