Simu Liu says sequel to Marvel's 'Shang-Chi' keeps getting rejected

Simu Liu says sequel to Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ keeps getting rejected

Simu Liu recently took to social media to share an update on the Shang-Chi sequel, which is currently in development.

The actor posted on his Threads account, a new social media app that launched on Wednesday, telling fans to ask him anything. A fan responded, asking for an update on the status of the highly anticipated sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

“I was told it would follow avengers”, said Liu, who played the lead role in the 2021 Marvel film. “But this one keeps pushing back due to circumstances beyond my control.”

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While it didn’t provide details on what those “circumstances” are, Disney recently made changes to its release schedule, including pushing back Avengers: Secret Wars as of May 7, 2027. Avengers: Kang Dynastywho fought Jonathan Majors tied for the lead was also moved up one year to May 1, 2026. Majors is currently facing assault charges in New York.

Several other Marvel projects have also been delayed due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, including Lightning AND Lama.

Liu added in his post that he hopes “to have more concrete news to share soon.”

In December 2021, Destin Daniel Cretton was revealed to return to write and direct Shang Chi 2as well as signing a blanket deal with Marvel following the success of the first film.

“Working on Shang-Chi with Kevin (Feige) and the Marvel Studios team has been one of the highlights of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited about Tara’s vision for Onyx Collective,” Cretton said at the time of the sequel announcement. “I can’t see looking forward to exploring new stories and building new worlds with this community.”

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringswhich was the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature an Asian lead and a predominantly Asian cast, grossed $432 million worldwide when released in theaters in September 2021.

While Liu has taken on other projects since making her MCU debut, including starring in the upcoming Greta Gerwig film Barbie movie, the actor teased earlier this year that fans could soon see his Marvel character interacting with other major superheroes in another film.

Though she didn’t reveal which film, she added, “Who knows, they might be seeing something sooner than you think. We will see.”