Destin Daniel Cretton To Return For ‘Shang-Chi’ Sequel; Signs Overall Disney Deal
by Erik Amaya
The sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is in the works.
According to Deadline, the sequel film is part of an overall deal director Destin Daniel Cretton signed with Disney-owned Marvel Studios and Onyx Collective. In addition to the second Shang-Chi film, Cretton will also develop television series, including a Marvel series for Disney+.
“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said in a statement. “We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started.”
In terms of the Shang-Chi sequel, the first film indicates some places it can go. Primarily, we expect Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) to tussle with his sister, Xialing (Meng’er Zhang), as she takes control of the Ten Rings organization. We also expect the origin of the actual Ten Rings to be explored as it continues to send a signal out into space. The TV series, meanwhile, could be just about anything … but wouldn’t it be fun if it was Damage Control?
It is unclear when the Shang-Chi sequel will emerge, but Disney already has Marvel release dates scheduled for 2024.