The Craze for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – 95% continue. As the film nears its second week in theaters, we continue to have new details about the entirely new world that has opened up within the Marvel universe. Now, director Destin Daniel Cretton explains that it will be in the near future when we will discover how powerful the character is compared to others like Thor or Hulk.
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In an interview with Collider, the director of Shang-chi, Destin Daniel Cretton, was questioned about the extent of the abilities of the protagonist, played by Simu Liu, in relation to those of other better known Avengers. The filmmaker said that depending on what moment in the movie is taken as a reference, we could find out very soon who would win in a battle between all these heroes:
It depends. If you are talking about the beginning of the movie or the end of the movie. I think that by the end of the movie, it is (as powerful as Hulk or Thor), it is on the same level as other of the MCU’s favorite superheroes. For fun we’ve discussed these things, but I don’t really know the answer. I am sure we will find out in the future.
Although some might think that Shang-Chi is hardly an expert in martial arts, unimpressive compared to the intimidating Giant Emerald or the God of Thunder, but the Ten Rings, as those who have already seen the film will know, give him many more abilities. And while we know that other heroes can withstand the radiation of a star, we have not yet seen the full power of the new protagonist.
Likewise, there is no surprise in knowing that we will soon see him alongside more of the Marvel characters. The post-credit scenes make it clear where he could appear after his solo adventure. And, although Kevin Feige himself has said that there is still time to see them all again in Avengers 5, it is not difficult to see that the idea is to bring them all together in several films that will keep the saga moving.
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For next year, only a handful of characters will not have superhuman abilities, we can think of Hawkeye, Yelena, the new Captain America and some of the members of Guardians of the Galaxy. However, none of this has prevented them from facing cosmic threats and, with difficulty, will be prevented in the years to come for this group of characters.
Could Shang-Chi defeat the Hulk or resist the relentless Stormbreaker? We will have to wait a few years to find out. Until then, we still have to wait to see what consequences the multiverse has for the saga and we will find out soon in Spider-Man: No Road Home, in mid-December, and later with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in March of 2022.
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