MARVEL'S SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS: WHAT'S GOING TO BE STORYLINE AND WHEN IS IT RELEASED?

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is intended to be the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a screenplay by David Callaham and stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, alongside Tony Leung. A film based on Shang-Chi has been in development since 2001, but work did not begin in earnest on the project until 2018 with the hiring of Callaham. Cretton joined in early 2019, with the project fast-tracked to be Marvel’s first film with an Asian lead.

The film’s title and primary cast were announced that July, revealing the film’s connection to the Mandarin and his Ten Rings organization that appear throughout the MCU. Filming began in February 2020, with locations including Australian and Los Angeles. The production was put on hold in March due to the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are scheduled to be released on May 7, 2021. It was previously scheduled to be released on February 12, 2021, the first day of the Chinese New year, but this was shifted to the May 2021 date because of the coronavirus pandemic. Shang-Chi and the Legend of ten rings will be part of Phase Four of the MCU.

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