‘Shang-Chi 2’ Coming After ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,’ Says Simu Liu

Shang-Chi star Simu Liu recently made waves on Threads, the emergent social platform fast gaining traction as a rival to Twitter. Liu seized the opportunity to initiate an “Ask Me Anything” session, where a probing query regarding the sequel to Shang-Chi was raised.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe follower’s question sought to uncover the release date for the highly-anticipated sequel to 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. In his response, Simu Liu expressed that he had been informed that the sequel would succeed Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. However, he also revealed that there had been scheduling delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Simu Liu added, regretfully, that these delays were beyond his control, demonstrating the intricate and often unpredictable nature of film scheduling, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic and the WGA strike. Nevertheless, he maintained optimism, expressing hope to disclose more definitive news about the release of Shang-Chi 2 in the near future.

When will Shang-Chi 2 hit theaters?

The next Avengers film, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, has been firmly set to grace screens on May 01, 2026. Liu’s statement seems to indicate that the release of Shang-Chi will follow this installment. As such, this timeline suggests that MCU fans can anticipate the sequel’s release sometime after May 2026.

Subsequent to The Kang Dynasty, the Avengers franchise will continue with Avengers: Secret Wars, with the release date already marked for May 7, 2027. If Shang-Chi 2 is to follow the Avengers timeline as suggested by Liu, Marvel fans can expect the film to fall between these two Avengers installments.

Destin Daniel Cretton is set to helm both the anticipated Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and the sequel to Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Not stopping at that, Cretton is expanding his collaboration with the Marvel Cinematic Universe by producing the Wonder Man series for the popular streaming service Disney Plus.

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