Shang-Chi Post-Credits Scene(s) Teased by Marvel Director

By Savannah Sanders Posted:
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While Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - officially confirmed for a September 3, 2021 theatrical release - looks to be another home run for Marvel, it's also a first for the studio in several important ways. 

In addition to being Marvel's first Asian superhero movie, Shang-Chi is the MCU's first martial arts film and its first Phase 4 solo origin story. 

It's also Marvel's first film since 2019's Spider-Man: Far From Home to receive an exclusive theatrical release. 

Shang-Chi is a departure from 2021's steady stream of Disney+ content as it's dominated by a cast of MCU newcomers; and while its director Destin Daniel Cretton has said the film is a post-snap story, fans don't yet know if it takes place before or after Loki and the now-liberated multiverse.

Where fans are likely to receive answers (and a slew of new questions), the great MCU tradition of the post-credits scene is set to continue.


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In an interview with Fandango, Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton was asked to confirm if audiences should stay for the credits in hopes of a post-credits scene(s).

While the director didn't provide much detail, he did say that "Audiences should most definitely stick around!"


Even though Marvel fans can almost always count on some sort of mid or post-credits scene, the studio seemingly enjoys keeping fans guessing.

For instance, while Black Widow's post-credits scene laid the groundwork for Yelena Belova's next move and the upcoming Hawkeye series for Disney+, some post-credits are just for fun, like Captain America's PSA about patience following Spider-Man: Homecoming. 

For Avengers: Endgame, there was no post-credit scene at all - only the sound of Tony Stark building his suit from the original 2008 Iron Man

While fans are eager to see how Shang-Chi's origin story plays out, they're also interested in how he factors into the greater MCU and the current Phase 4 story.

Again, if the film doesn't answer that question, hopefully, the post-credits scene will. 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will premiere exclusively in theaters on September 3, 2021. 

Release Date
September 03, 2021
- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.