In a recent interview with Complex actor Simu Liu talks Shang-Chi 2 and what he’s curious to know more about himself. Liu says he genuinely has no idea where the already in development Shang-Chi 2 will go, but there’s certainly a few things he’d like to explore for this character.
“I think just what Shaun decides to do with all this newfound power, you know? It kind of consumed his father, consumed Wenwu. I’m curious as to how someone much younger, much more inexperienced, would fare against the rings. Just this idea of all of a sudden being gifted something that’s so powerful but also so dangerous. And then the other big question I have is, you know, in what way does Shaun fit in with the rest of the MCU? Who are you going to see? What kind of crazy team-ups? What kinda tie-ins, Easter eggs? I’m just as much in the dark and everyone else, so I don’t know anything, but I’m excited to dive into that process.”
My guess is we will see someone other MCU stars in the Shang-Chi sequel. Especially given how Wong came looking for them at the end. There’s also the small matter of who or where that transmission was sent from the rings?
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Liu was also asked how he feels now that that Shang-Chi sequel has been announced and that Destin Daniel Cretton will return to helm it?
“I feel pretty good. Like, OK, I wasn’t necessarily surprised. I mean, we were the No. 1 movie in the domestic box office in the pandemic era [Editor’s note: Spider-Man: No Way Home has since overtaken it] so I knew that we were probably going to another one. But what I really loved was hearing about Destin [Daniel Cretton] coming back. Again, not a surprise, but we absolutely love to see it. He’s such a critical part of the success of that movie.”
“And I want to say, I often get a disproportionate amount of credit for the movie doing as well as we did, but it really, really is Destin. You know, it’s the filmmaker and storyteller. It’s very much his medium. And so, him coming back means that we get to do it all over again, which is fantastic. And then, seeing all the other stuff that he’s locked in with Disney and Marvel makes me incredibly happy as well. I think he deserves all the things in the world, and all the success. He’s a truly special filmmaker.”
I really enjoyed Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ren Rings. Therefore I can’t wait to see what the sequel has in store for us. What do you think of his comments as Simu Liu talks Shang-Chi 2? What are your hopes for the sequel?