The two “Shang-Chi” post-credits scenes, explained (spoilers)
The following story contains spoilers for Shang-Chi and the legend of the 10 rings.
In the first post-Avengers: Endgame movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Nick Fury (or maybe Talos the Skrull masquerading as Nick Fury) makes it clear to Peter Parker: The earth lacks heroes. Tony Stark and Steve Rogers are gone. Dr. Strange is busy. Thor is not here. Don’t even mention Captain Marvel. So Spider-Man had a job to do. But we can’t let all of the work fall on this teenager’s shoulders, can we? The MCU’s first origin story since then comes in the form of Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings, a film whose roots go back to the very first Iron Man. And just as we get to know this new hero (played by Simu Liu) throughout the film, the credits scenes that come after the film goes to great lengths to give it a potentially long future.
Shang-Chi introduces us to his main character in a way that makes him relatable in a way that someone like Tony Stark (billionaire, tech genius) or Steve Rogers (filled with super soldier serum, born as 1915?) couldn’t never be. Shang-Chi is an ordinary guy; he has a low-key job parking cars in a fancy hotel, he enjoys going out for dinner, having drinks and going out (and singing karaoke) with his friend Katy (Awkwafina). And he just happens to be one of the best melee fighters we’ve seen overall. Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The film takes us on an epic and familiar journey that explores not only the origin of Shang-Chi’s fighting skills, but the story of his near-immortal and rather evil father (Tony Leung, playing the real Mandarin in which Trevor Ben Kinglsey’s Slattery was posing as Iron man 3), his late mother, and her equally skilled sister (Meng’er Zhang).
It is important before going any further to note that the title rings have multiple meanings. There’s the Ten Rings, the criminal syndicate that kidnapped Tony Stark in Iron Man and led by Wenwu (Leung), and then there are rings worn by Wenwu, which make him infinitely powerful and seemingly immortal. At the end of the movie, Shang-Chi (now in possession of the rings that made her father so powerful for so long) returns for dinner with Katy and their friends, and tells the story of … their entire adventure.
Their friends don’t believe the story at all … until a portal opens into the restaurant, and Shang-Chi and Katy decide to dive in and go hang out with Wong (Benedict Wong) on -field. Peace outside.
We get not just one but two credits scenes before it’s all said and done with Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings. Here is what we do with everything that is going on in them.
There is a lot going on in the first one Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings credits, which take place immediately after the end of the film itself. In the scene, we see Shang-Chi and Katy with Wong in a Santorum Sanctum, where they talk to Bruce Banner (played, of course, by Mark Ruffalo) back in human form – so much for Professor Hulk? – and with his arm in a sling, permanently damaged after breaking Tony’s nano-gauntlet with the Infinity Stones in it, and Carol Danvers (a long-haired Brie Larson) via the same video projection technology as Black Widow / Natasha used with Rhodey and others in Avengers: Endgame.
The group examines Shang-Chi’s rings and lets him know that they can smell them being used from afar. He explains that his father has had them for about 1000 years, and he just had them; they look at them and see a stone of the Spirit sparkling. This is called a “beacon” for another life. What does it mean? Most likely, this is the signal calling the Eternals (Eternal, directed by reigning Oscar winner Chloe Zhao for Best Director, is the next MCU film, which will be released in November) to come out of their rest.
In fact, the “tag” we see in the credits scene is quite similar to the outfits we see the Eternals wearing in their new. Weekly entertainment covers.
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Carol tells Shang-Chi “Welcome to the team” and we’re really starting to see the New Avengers take shape. Wong lets Shang-Chi and Katy know that they have a long way to go and they need to get some sleep. Or…..
Seconds later, we see our wonderful trio where Shang-Chi and Katy were in the first act of the movie: singing karaoke in a private room. The song of choice? “Hotel California.” It seems that we discover Beyonce and “Single Ladies” in 2016 Doctor strange was a real gateway to quality pop entertainment for our old pal Wong.
We get a shorter (and admittedly less involved) scene at the end of the rolling credits. While we had previously heard that Shang-Chi’s sister Xialing was taking control of the Ten Rings only to oversee its closure, we see in this scene that this is clearly not the case. Xialing is unquestionably taking over where his father left off and seems to continue as usual, intense training included. The only difference? Shang-Chi has the rings. It is important. As the camera zooms out, a message flashes on the screen and tells us with certainty, “The Ten Rings will return.”
Now, we don’t know what exactly this post refers to. Shang-Chi 2 could of course come; we could also see Shang-Chi in a Civil war Where Ragnarok smaller team movie level. It would even make sense that it would be in the next year Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, considering how closely his story relates to Wong here.
But it’s also possible that this is a future Disney + series exploring the world of the Ten Rings, in the same way that Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Disney + series will explore the world of Wakanda (of course without Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, and probably but not certainly without Letitia Wright as Shuri). All we can say at this point is stay tuned. This world will continue to expand.
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