The Shang-Chi movie that is currently in development may be the next Marvel film following the release of The Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
While Kevin Feige has yet to announce the upcoming Phase 4 slate, a big clue that Shang-Chi may be next to get released comes from the fact that Marvel recently filed thirteen trademarks for the character.
The Shang-Chi trademarks range from various commercial products to video games to figures to clothing, to toys and more.
Shang-Chi release date?
Regarding a potential release date for Shang-Chi, Disney did recently update their schedule with the following untitled Marvel release dates:
- Untitled Disney Marvel movie: May 1, 2020
- Untitled Disney Marvel movie: Nov. 6, 2020
- Untitled Disney Marvel movie: Feb. 12, 2021
- Untitled Marvel movie: May 7, 2021
- Untitled Disney Marvel movie: Nov. 5, 2021
- Untitled Disney Marvel movie: Feb. 18, 2022
- Untitled Disney Marvel movie: May 6, 2022
- Untitled Disney Marvel movie: July 29, 2022
So assuming the flick may be next, Shang-Chi would get released May 1, 2020 and need to start filming relatively soon (or at the least, it is being fast-tracked). Destin Daniel Cretton is on board as director with Chinese-American writer Dave Callaham writing the script which "will modernize the hero to avoid stereotypes that many comic characters of that era were saddled with."
Shang-Chi: Marvel's first Asian superhero movie
Recent rumors claim the movie will be 70's Kung Fu meets The Matrix with a Hip Hop influence featuring all the best martial artists in the MCU centering around a possible combat tournament.
Marvel is also said to be developing films for Black Widow, Doctor Strange 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and Black Panther 2.