The next entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the movie continues phase four of the MCU by giving us the story of the superhero Shang-Chi, who has to face off against his crime-lord father.
When Does Shang-Chi Come Out?
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings releases on Friday, September 3, 2021.
Where to Watch Shang-Chi
At release, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will only be available to watch in theaters. Unlike Black Widow, for instance, Shang-Chi will not be available on Disney+ via Premier Access on day one.
Black Widow, the only other MCU movie to come out this year, debuted in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access (a $30 fee) on day one. Shang-Chi isn’t going that route.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Trailer
When is Shang-Chi Coming to Disney+?
Which begs the question: when will Shang-Chi be available on Disney+? According to Disney CEO Bob Chapek, it may arrive on the streaming service 45 days after the theatrical release. That would put it on Disney+ on October 18.
Note that this date isn’t a guarantee, and there has been no official announcement as to when Shang-Chi will land on Disney+ for all subscribers. It’s also possible Disney will charge an additional fee to watch it when it does arrive on the service. We’ll update this article once Disney details its streaming release plans for Shang-Chi.
How Long is Shang-Chi?
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has a runtime of 2 hours and 12 minutes according to the movie’s listing on Cinemark.
What is Shang-Chi Rated?
Shang-Chi has a rating of PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and language.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Reception
So… is Shang-Chi any good? The movie has been getting pretty positive reviews overall so far. Our critic said, “Director Destin Daniel Cretton skillfully connects Shang-Chi’s personal stakes with the larger MCU by way of an emotionally complex villain, a stellar cast with fantastic chemistry, and incredible action sequences.” You can check out our full Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings review for more information.
So who’s in this thing anyway? So glad you asked. Simu Liu plays Shaun (a.k.a. Shang-Chi) alongside his trusted friend Katy, played by Awkwafina. Here is the full cast for Shang-Chi (at least, according to IMDB) below:
Simu Liu – Shaun/Shang-ChiTony Chiu-Wai Leung – LeungXu Wenwu (as Tony Leung)Awkwafina – KatyMeng’er Zhang – XialingFala Chen – LiMichelle Yeoh – Ying NanWah Yuen – Master Guang Bo (as Yuen Wah)Florian Munteanu – Razor FistAndy Le – Death DealerPaul W. He – Chancellor Hui (as Paul He)Jayden Zhang – Young Shang-ChiElodie Fong – Young XialingArnold Sun – Teen Shang-ChiStephanie Hsu – SooKunal Dudheker – JohnTsai Chin – WaipoJodi Long – Mrs. ChenDallas Liu – RuihuaRonny Chieng – Jon JonDaniel Liu – BMW DriverStella Ye – YuchenFernando Chien – Gao LeiMichael-Anthony Taylor – Bus DriverZach Cherry – KlevRaymond Ma – Gang LeaderThau Shen Lim – Chinese BouncerLau Ka Yung – Wenwu’s CaptainJohnny Carr – Wenwu’s DriverHarmonie He – Teen XialingLydia Sarks – Flight AttendantJohn Harding – Wenwu’s GuardLynette Curran – Old Lady on BusBenjamin Wang – Gang MemberBenedict Wong – WongJade Xu – WidowShelley Xu – JieAlistair Bates – Trash Truck DriverDee Bradley Baker – Morris (voice) (as Dee Baker)
The rest of the cast listed alphabetically:
Kelli Bailey – Pedestrian (uncredited)Alfred K. Chow – Iron Gang Member (uncredited)Shaun Robert Foley – Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)Ben Kingsley – Trevor Slattery (uncredited)Christian Harris Neeman – Driver (uncredited)Tim Roth – Abomination (uncredited)Bingchen Ye – Archer Warrior / Assassin (uncredited)
It’s worth noting some actors who appear (or whose voice is present) in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are uncredited, including Ben Kingsley and Tim Roth.