Kevin Feige explains why Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings said that Ten Rings will return, yet not Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi. Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster is currently showing in theaters, introducing the franchise’s freshest legend. Alongside him is an entire pocket in the MCU that hasn’t been investigated as of recently, although it features certain familiar elements for long-term fans of the universe.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings final credits card reads “The Ten Things Will Return” which is a welcome confirmation. In any case, it offers the conversation starter of why the film chose to tease the gathering’s future, yet not its titular saint. According to Feige in a selective interview with Screen Rant, Shang-Chi’s return was already given considering how the story finished. Thus, they chose to utilize the now-signature final tag for the Ten Rings.
Kevin Feige: To be straightforward with you, I think the intention of the principal tag makes obviously Shang-Chi will return, so we didn’t have to say it again. The finish of that subsequent tag was more about the actual organization, the Ten Rings, which it appears, throughout the span of the film, that it’s been dismantled and you learn otherwise in that spoiler-filled tag. In any case, that was the idea; one, we simply didn’t want to put a card… (Did we at any point talk about that, Jonathan? We didn’t talk about putting in a card for both.) But we think that it’s extremely clear after that first tag that Shang-Chi is returning.
In hindsight, there are actually two ways to interpret that stinger text. Initially, it could mean that the crime gathering will be back in the franchise, perhaps in the inevitable spin-off for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Considering how much the MCU is thriving on Disney+, maybe a small screen show could go also more inside and out with them. Besides, the tag could also allude to the actual Ten Rings that Shang-Chi inherited from Wenwu. Based on Wong, Captain Marvel, and Banner’s findings, there’s more to its origins than what’s revealed in the film. In any case, the two scenarios sound great considering the generally sure reaction to the film.