Marvel Studios’ newest superhero film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings presents followers a pair of finish credit scenes, one going down shortly after the film wraps and the opposite after the credit end.
We’re going to elucidate what occurs in every scene and use the comics to assist perceive precisely what these scenes are organising for the way forward for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Warning: full spoilers for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings!
Shang-Chi Mid-Credit Scene
The mid-credits scene exhibits Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) and Katy (Awkwafina) contemporary off their victory in Ta Lo, recounting their fantastical journey to their pals over drinks. A magical portal opens and Wong (Benedict Wong) steps out to ask the duo again to a spot we assume is the bottom of operations for Earth’s sorcerers, Kamar-Taj. (Possibly Physician Unusual wasn’t round as a result of he was busy serving to Spider-Man?) Wong is especially within the Ten Rings that Shang-Chi now wears, having inherited them after the soul-sucking Dweller-in-Darkness killed his father Wenwu (Tony Leung).
The Ten Rings are a weapon of extraordinary energy, and we watch as a small council of Avengers meet to debate them now that they’re in pleasant fingers. Shang-Chi, Katy, and Wong are joined by holograms of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) as they observe a mystical diagram projected by the Ten Rings. (It’s notable that Bruce is not Good Hulk–he’s now again to his human self and the arm injured from snapping with the Infinity Gauntlet remains to be in a splint.)
The group debates the origin of the Ten Rings. At first of the film it’s stated that Wenwu found the rings 1000 years in the past however their actual origin is unknown, with one story saying they have been present in a crater and one other in a tomb. Wong says the rings don’t match any artifact from their codex in Kamar-Taj. Bruce says the rings aren’t comprised of Vibranium and asks Carol in the event that they could possibly be from the Chitauri. Carol says they’re not Chitauri nor are they like several alien tech she’s ever seen. Shang-Chi says his father discovered the rings about 1000 years in the past, and Bruce says a thermal luminescence scan exhibits the rings are loads older than that.
Wong explains that when Shang-Chi got here into possession of the Ten Rings, he felt all of it the way in which in Kamar-Taj. Zooming in on the diagram of the Ten Rings, we see the rings are emitting a beacon of some form. It seems Shang-Chi, by utilizing them within the closing battle, someway awoke the rings, but it surely’s unclear what the sign means. The characters suppose the rings are sending a message, however to the place nobody can say.
Within the comics, the Ten Rings are fairly totally different than within the film. As a substitute of a set of armbands, they’re 10 totally different coloured finger rings that grant the wearer varied tremendous powers.
If Shang-Chi’s sisters from the comics are any indication, then we’re more likely to see Xialing as soon as once more at odds along with her brother as she makes use of the brand new Ten Rings group to build up extra energy. In spite of everything, the film’s closing second does promise “The Ten Rings will return.” and appears to suggest the return of each the felony group and the precise weapon.