Shang-Chi 2 Release Date: What is the release date for Shang-Chi 2? After Shang-Chi smashed the box office, Marvel Studios had to make a follow-up movie with the kung fu master. What do we know about the new movie?
We do know that Shang-Chi is going back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that’s about all we know about the new Marvel movie. Don’t worry about it.
Here is everything you need to know about the return of one of your new favorite Marvel heroes and when Shang-Chi 2 will come out. We’ve looked through the Library of Kamar-Taj and ahead to Marvel Phase 6.
Shang-Chi 2 Release Date Rumors
Shang-Chi 2 won’t come out until after the new Avengers movies, which are set to come out in 2026 and 2027. This means that the earliest it could come out is 2027.
There may be news about the new Avengers movies that could move Shang-Chi 2 up on Marvel’s release schedule, so fans should keep an eye on this guide. The director of the sequel, Destin Daniel Cretton, was first hired to make Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. But in November 2023, it was made public that Cretton had quit the project.
The director can now focus on Shang-Chi 2, and there are hints that work may start on it before Avengers 5, since that movie needs to find a new director and team. This new information may mean that Shang-Chi 2 will come out before the Avengers film, in 2026 instead of 2027. We still need to hear from Marvel to be sure, though.
Who is in Shang-Chi 2?
There is only one known cast member for Shang-Chi 2, and that is Simu Liu. We think Awkwafina and Shang-Chi’s sister, Meng’er Zhang, will also be back for the full movie.
Even more so since their friendship was a big part of the ending of the action movie. Since we know the Ten Rings will come back, it’s possible that their new boss, Xialing, will also be back.
Here is the cast list for Shang-Chi 2:
- Simu Liu as Shang-Chi
- Meng’er Zhang as Xialing
- Awkwafina as Katy
- Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan
What’s the Story of Shang-Chi 2?
We think that Shang-Chi 2 will be about Xialing and the Ten Rings after the sad finish and scenes after the credits.
Xialing was meant to be taking down her dad’s bad terrorist group, but it looks like she’s taken over the Ten Rings for her own bad purposes, which we don’t think her brother will like.
We can probably guess that Shang-Chi will be asked to call a meeting the next time the Earth is in danger from a purple alien with a death wish and a fancy glove. What do you know? Katy might also join Shang-Chi on the Avengers. Even though Awkafina couldn’t say for sure, she told us she thought it would be “cool” if that happened.
Is There a Trailer for Shang-Chi 2?
The next Shang-Chi movie might start filming in 2026, so that’s when we think we’ll see a trailer for it.
Here’s a great song from the first movie that you can listen to again while we wait for more news. You can also go to Marvel’s YouTube channel to see teasers and clips from other new movies and Marvel shows.
Where Can I Watch Part 2 of Shang-Chi?
It’s possible that Shang-Chi 2 will come out in theaters first, and then it will be available to stream on Disney Plus later in 2027. Of course, we also bet on physical products.