Is Shang-Chi A New Avenger Now?

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
Wenwu (Tony Leung) and Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios' SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021.

Last Updated on September 8, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the 25th film of MCU, and this was the first time we got to witness an Asian-American hero as the lead character. Simu Liu plays the role of Shang-Chi in the movie, and in one of our previous articles, we have discussed the mid-credit and post-credit scenes of the film.

In this article, we will discuss whether Shang-Chi is officially an avenger now or if he will be on the side? Well, we will explain all these in detail in this article.

Is Shang-Chi A New Avenger Now?

At the end of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, we witnessed that Shang-Chi finally managed to get hold of the ten rings and defeat the Dweller of Darkness with the help of The Great Protector and his sister Xialing.

After that, we noticed that he and Katy were telling all these stories to their friends; over a couple of drinks, we saw Wong appearing there and takes Shang-chi and Katy with him in the Kamar Taj.

There they met Bruce Banner (Hulk) and Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) and through the hologram of the ten rings, they discussed that the rings are emitting strange signals, which was why they had been asked to appear in the Kamar Taj.

Through the hologram, they can see inside the ring. Something is flashing inside the rings. When Katy asks what it was, Carol says it is some beacon emitting strange signals, more like they are trying to send a message to us.

Captain Marvel even asks when he was given the ten rings Shang-chi stated it was given by his father a couple of days back and before his father had the ring for 1000 years.

But before the talk could go any further, we see Carol leaving the meeting due to an emergency.
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The scene only offers a tease of what next we can expect from Shang-Chi’s future; after the meeting, Carol and Bruce leave.

Wong greets them by saying, “Welcome to the Circus, your lives are different now, which hints that Shang-Chi has officially become a part of the Avengers.

Is Shang-Chi A New Avenger Now?
Is Shang-Chi A New Avenger Now? (Pic Credit Marvel Cinematic Universe and Marvel Studios)

Plus In Marvel’s new commercial trailer it is shown that “Marvel’s New Avenger is Here”. (click to watch the trailer)

But still, Shang-Chi’s designation as the current Avenger is quite unclear because the Avenger team is uncertain of the status.

Marvel Studios hasn’t addressed if the superhero team was active after the events of End Game. So without knowing who else is on the Avengers, whether the unit is functional or not, we can’t tell if Shang-Chi is on the team or he has been called upon to be turned into an Avenger with appropriate training by Bruce, Carol, and Wong.

Since Shang-Chi is one of the strongest heroes, so is expected that he would become a member of the Avengers thanks to the ten rings.

But we are yet to receive an announcement from MCU regarding the next version of the Avenger movie where we might get to witness the new team of the Avengers and the new recruitments such as Shang-Chi.

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