Should I watch other movies before Shang-Chi?

Set to hit theaters at the end of this week, the new blockbuster focuses largely on characters totally new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; consequently, Shang-Chi is a rare MCU title that requires little-to-no pre-existing knowledge of the films that came before.

Do you have to watch anything before Shang-Chi?

1. Watch Iron Man 3 Before Shang-Chi. Without going into spoiler territory, let’s just say this is the most important Marvel movie to watch before Shang-Chi.

Is Shang-Chi a prequel?

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings is getting a sequel film and spin-off series, courtesy of Disney+. The Marvel film, released in cinemas earlier this year, will set up further stories with writer and director Destin Daniel Cretton at the helm.

How does Shang-Chi fit into Avengers?

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings begins hundreds of years ago with a small origin story for Wenwu, but the bulk of the movie takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame; a specific year isn’t given, but it’s safe to assume it’s either in late 2023, similar to Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Where does Shang-Chi fit in Avengers?

According to the “Marvel Cinematic Universe in Timeline Order” section of Disney Plus, the events of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings take place after the events of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.

How important is Shang-Chi to the MCU?

Simply put, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the only Phase Four MCU movie that might actually spawn a successful franchise. To be fair, Kate Shortland’s Black Widow was a prequel for an established character, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, who jumped off a cliff in Avengers: Endgame.

What follows Shang-Chi?

Marvel Movies Releasing After Shang-Chi – that’ll be followed by Thor: Love and Thunder on May 6, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on July 8, and then The Marvels on November 11.


Watch This Before You See Shang-Chi

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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