If you were a fan of Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (and given its box office, a lot of people were), you’ll be happy – if perhaps not all that surprised – to learn that a sequel is in the works, with co-writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton returning to make it.

This year’s original, which starred Simu Liu as the titular hero who battled ancient creatures and his own paternal issues, has earned more than $430 million at the worldwide box office, becoming one of the most successful movies of the pandemic era. There are no plot details for the sequel yet but – spoiler alert if you haven’t seen the movie – the second credits sting suggested that the Ten Rings organization would continue under new leadership.

The new movie will be part of Cretton’s overall deal with Marvel plus Hulu’s Onyx Collective, which includes him also developing a new MCU TV series for Disney+. He’s also at work adapting Gene s Yang’s graphic novel American Born Chinese for Hulu.

“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings,” says Marvel boss Kevin Feige. “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.

“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, says Cretton. “I can’t wait to explore new stories and build new worlds with this community.”

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