There's a new legendary hero in town for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings follows the eponymous martial arts master as he takes on his villainous father and his criminal organization.

The film sees Shang-Chi, played by Simu Liu, forced to leave behind his quiet life in the US and embark on a globetrotting mission against his father, Wenwu (Tony Leung).

Joined by best friend Katy Chen (Awkafina) and sister Xu Xialing (Meng'er Zhang), Shang-Chi finds himself on a heroic quest that could save the world but also save any remains of his family that he has left.

If you have already seen the film then do be sure to check out our explainers for the surprise ending and the momentous post-credits scene.

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Additionally, if you are wondering where the film fits into the chronology of the Marvel films then check out how to watch the films in order.

Now the film is available to watch at home too. Read on to find out how to watch.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings release date on Disney Plus

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was released on Disney Plus on November 12, 2021.

The film is being released as part of the celebrations for Disney Plus Day on the streaming service which sees a number of deals and releases for subscribers.

Unlike the previous release for Black Widow – which was released simultaneously in cinemas and on Disney Plus Premier Access for an additional fee to subscribers – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be free to watch for all Disney Plus subscribers on the same day.

Black Widow, which required an additional fee upon its initial release, is now available on Disney Plus for all subscribers.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings cast

Simu Liu stars in the lead role of Xu Shang-Chi who also goes by the name of Shaun when in the US, while Ocean's 8 star Awkwafina takes on the role of his best friend, Katy Chen.

Tony Leung as Wenwu in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Marvel

Meanwhile, Meng'er Zhang portrays Shang-Chi's fierce sister, Xu Xialing, and Fala Chen portrays their powerful mother, Ying Li.

In terms of adversaries, Creed II actor Florian Munteanu takes on the role of mercenary killer Razor Fist.

Elsewhere, two MCU faces from the past return in the form of Benedict Wong as Doctor Strange sorcerer Wong and Sir Ben Kingsley as Trevor Slattery from Iron Man 3.

Finally, Crazy Rich Asians legend Michelle Yeoh takes on the role of the knowledgable Ying Nan and In The Mood For Love star Tony Leung plays the antagonistic role of Shang-Chi's father, Xu Wenwu.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings end credits scenes

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe film to come to the streaming platform keeps to the pattern of containing extra content during its end credits.

Meng'er Zhang as Xu Xialing
Meng'er Zhang in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Marvel Studios

The first is a mid-credits scene featuring two of the film's lead characters and a crossover with some big names from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Finally, a post-credits scene teases the future of another lead character in the film in quite a big way.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is available on Disney Plus from 12th November 2021. You can sign up to Disney Plus for £7.99 a month or £79.90 a year now.


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