Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first movie with an Asian lead, is getting a sequel, Deadline reports.
According to the outlet, Director Destin Daniel Cretton has signed on for a follow-up film, as well as an MCU series on Disney+, thanks to his new deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective. The news comes just three months after Shang-Chi premiered in theaters and broke Labor Day box office records. The film, which stars Simu Liu in the titular hero role, began streaming on Nov. 12.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige had high praise for Cretton. “Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” he 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.”