Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton has revealed when the Simu Liu film takes place in the MCU timeline.
One of the most anticipated films of the year, Shang-Chi is set to hit cinemas later next month. The first Marvel film to be exclusive to theatres since 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, the Simu Liu-led film is poised to make a healthy splash at the box office. While we’ve seen a considerable amount of footage from the film, it’s unclear when exactly the film takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s sprawling timeline.
Many fans have assumed that the film takes place before Avengers: Infinity War, i.e before Thanos’ snap, which eradicated half of life throughout the universe. However, director Destin Daniel Cretton revealed to Fandango that the film takes place in the present-day of the MCU, a.k.a a post-snap world.
However, it is unclear how close in the MCU timeline Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is to Spider-Man: Far From Home, which took place a few months after Avengers: Endgame. With the film set in a post-snap world, it’ll be interesting to see which of the main players in the film were snapped or saved.
Here is the synopsis for Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings:
“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.”
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, the Marvel film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Ronny Chieng, and Dallas Liu. The upcoming movie will hit theaters on September 3, 2021.
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