Marvel Studios’ ‘Shang-Chi’ To Release Exclusively In Theaters

Marvel's upcoming film will be a theater exclusive!

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Marvel Studios’ upcoming film, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings will release exclusively in theaters.

Last year the outbreak of Covid-19 in the United States forced the film industry to rethink the way it did business and how it released its products to audiences. Many studios opted to delay their film while several others used various streaming services to release them instead. While not as extreme as Warner Bros. has been with its films, Disney opted to release several of its own movies on its own streaming service Disney Plus. Several of the company’s higher-profile blockbusters, like Black Widow, were only made available through the streaming service’s premier access but now that practice may be coming to an end.

During Disney’s quarterly earnings call, the company’s CEO Bob Chapek confirmed that Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi would be released to theaters for 45 days. Ryan Reynolds’ upcoming film, Free Guy is also set to be released as a theatrical exclusive. It was unclear if these films will be released to the streaming service after.

What do you all think of Disney’s decision? Will you be seeing Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi in theaters? Do you think it is still too soon? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Ronny Chieng and Dallas Liu. Here’s the official synopsis for the Marvel Studios project:

“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is scheduled to hit theaters on September 3, 2021. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming Marvel project and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more exclusive video content.


Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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