Destin Daniel Cretton is set to return to write and direct the as-yet-untitled sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as part of a new multi-project deal with Marvel. The good news doesn't end with confirmation of a Shang-Chi sequel; Cretton will also be working on a least one MCU Disney+ series, which unsurprisingly is a closely guarded secret, but it remains unclear if the Disney+ series will be a spin-off from Shang-Chi or an entirely different project.
In these pandemic times, the benchmark for success has changed, the theatrical window has shrunk, and audiences have yet to return in the same numbers fully. That said, Shang-Chi managed an impressive $432 million worldwide, which was noticeably higher than MCU veteran Black Widow's solo movie ($379 million) and the currently on release Eternals ($385 million). Speaking about his new deal with Marvel, here's what Destin Daniel Cretton had to say;
"Working on Shang-Chi with Kevin and the Marvel Studios team was one of the highlights of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited about Tara’s vision for Onyx Collective. I can’t wait to explore new stories and build new worlds with this community."
Marvel's Kevin Feige added;
“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started."
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings is available to stream now on Disney+ and is also available on DVD and Blu-ray. Meanwhile, the next entry in the MCU is mere days away from landing in cinemas, with Spider-Man No Way Home arriving in UK cinemas on December 15.