Destin Daniel Cretton will be returning as the director of the sequel.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, which hit the big screens earlier this year, is finally getting a sequel. The film that introduced Simu Liu to the MCU is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, who will also helm the second instalment of the franchise. Along with that, Cretton will also be helming a Marvel series for Disney+, which is touted to be in the comedy genre.
In a statement to Deadline, Kevin Feige, the President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, said that Cretton is an incredible collaborator who brought a fresh perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Five Rings. Feige further shared that they had a great time working together on the film, and Cretton has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so they are excited to expand their relationship with him and can't wait to get started.
Whereas Tara Duncan, the President of Freeform and Onyx Collective, also shared her excitement about collaborating with Cretton on future projects. She told the international publication that he is a dynamic storyteller with impeccable taste in material.
She added that Cretton's distinct voice will help usher in an exciting slate of content for our global audience as we continue to expand their roster.
While the director revealed that one of the highlights of his career was working on Shang-Chi with Kevin and the Marvel Studios team, he couldn't be more excited about Tara's vision for Onyx Collective. Cretton can't wait to tell new stories and create new worlds with this community.
On hearing the news of Shang-Chi, Simu Liu took to his Twitter page and reacted to it, stating, "Flopped so hard we got a sequel!!"
Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, starring Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung, is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to feature an Asian lead actor and a predominantly Asian cast.