Simu Liu reacts to Shang-Chi sequel being announced with a funny tweet aimed at detractors – The actor posted a cryptic tweet seemingly aimed at critics of Shang-Chi and the legend of the Ten Rings, following the announcement of a sequel to the first movie being developed.
Simu Liu reacts to Shang-Chi sequel announcement
Disney confirmed earlier that Shang-Chi 2 is under development and the director of the first film, Destin Daniel Cretton, is set to return to helm the project. The news came as no surprise with the movie grossing over $432 million worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing movie of 2021 in the United States.
Simu Liu posted a link to the announcement on his Twitter and commented, “flopped so hard we got a sequel,” presumably aimed at the critics who downplayed the movie’s success and called it a flop, citing the MCU‘s previous movies clearing $1 billion with each movie before the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
Destin Daniel Cretton penned a multi-year deal with Marvel Studios and the Onyx Collective, effectively paving the way for him to work on Shang-Chi 2, with Disney confirming that he will write and direct the upcoming movie sequel.
Marvel chief Kevin Feige said that Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to the first Shang-Chi movie. He added that he had a fantastic time working on the first film together with him and that he (Cretton) has many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life.
Movie of the year?
The first Shang-Chi movie garnered critical acclaim, with Rotten Tomatoes reporting an approval rating of 91%, on top of the record-breaking box office success in theaters.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings saw Simu Liu’s titular character trying to live a normal life in San Francisco after running away from his father Wenwu, the leader of a criminal organization with immortality and magical powers. But destiny called and he was drawn back into his father’s world.