Spoiler Warning: If you haven’t yet seen Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings turn back now before it’s too late. There are spoilers ahead so come back after you’ve seen the movie. As a side note though, why haven’t you seen it yet?
The release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been huge. Not only for Marvel but for the movie industry as a whole. It was said that potential future delays in movie releases were all hinging on it’s box office numbers. Luckily for movie-goers the film was a roaring success with critics and audiences alike.
How Powerful is Shang Chi?
Shang Chi is now one of the most powerful Avengers. At least that’s what the movie’s Director Destin Daniel Cretton thinks anyway. In a recent interview Cretton was asked if he thought Shang Chi’s powerful level was the same as Thor or Hulk. Here is what he had to say:
It depends if you’re talking about the beginning of the movie or the end of the movie. I think by the end of this movie, I think, he is, you know, standing up on a similar level to some of our favorite superheroes in the MCU. For fun, we’ve debated things but I don’t really know the answer to it. But I’m sure we’ll explore them in the future.Destin Daniel Cretin – Director of Shang-Chi
He is of course talking about the scene towards the end of the movie when Shang-Chi inherits the Ten Rings from his father right before he’s killed. Given that Shang-Chi is one of the greatest hand-to-hand fighters in the world before receiving the power of the Ten Rings there is an argument to be made that the Director could be right.
The Ten Rings
Throughout the movie we see the Mandarin (the real one) use the Ten Rings to great effect against his enemies. They protect him from arrows and from bullets. They can also shoot a powerful energy beam making them a deadly weapon to be feared. However, if you stayed for the post credit scene, you will have seen Wong, Shang-Chi, Captain Marvel and Bruce Banner analyzing the Ten Rings trying to find out exactly what they are and where they came from. Future movies will surely explore this further but for now all we have to go on is the word of it’s Director.
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