When will Marvel’s 'Shang-Chi' stream on Disney+?
Here's when you can expect to stream the latest Marvel blockbuster.
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Marvel’s Phase Four is upon us, with the release of new MCU films like Black Widow and series like WandaVision and Loki. This fall, the next installment in Phase Four, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, debuted, introducing the world to Marvel’s new superhero in the form of Shang-Chi played by Simu Liu.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opened in Canadian theatres on September 3, 2021, but you will also be able to catch the film on Disney+, potentially as soon as October 2021.
Where can you stream Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?
You can stream Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, as well as other Marvel series and films, on Disney+ following its theatrical run. Reports indicate the film will be streaming 45 days following the film's release, which puts its debut date around mid-October. We will keep this story updated once Disney releases an official date.
The streaming service is available via internet connection if you live in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Channel Islands, France, Germany, India, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Italy, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, or the U.S. Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming platform can be accessed from desktop browsers, mobile devices, game consoles, and more.
What is Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings about?
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings introduces the character of Shang-Chito the MCU. Shang-Chi stars Simu Liu in the title role, with Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Florian Munteanu, and more. The film is the first Marvel film to star an Asian lead and a principally Asian cast. The film follows the story of young martial artist Shang-Chi, who carries his family’s legacy—from his criminal father Wenwu (Leung), leader of the Ten Rings organization and the true Mandarin, to his powerful mother (Yeoh)—to his new life in San Francisco. But eventually, his past comes back to find him.
The trailer for the film shows scenes from Shang-Chi’s youth as a budding warrior and focuses on the Ten Rings themselves, with Wenwu noting that Shang-Chi must become strong enough to carry the rings. The trailer reveals elements of the power of the rings, as well as the mysterious magic that Shang-Chi’s mother wields (and a brief glimpse of a dragon). Notably, the trailer was also confirmed to feature Benedict Wong, reprising the role of Wong, a familiar face to Marvel fans and perhaps an indicator that the film will tie into the events of the next Doctor Strange installment.
Disney has reported that _Shang-Chi _will get a 45-day theatrical release, but it’s unclear if the film will appear on Disney+ immediately after those 45 days are up. We will keep this post updated as we learn more information about the film's Disney+ release date.
How can you watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings?
To start watching Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings after its theatrical release, you can subscribe to Disney+ starting at $11.99 or $119.99 for a year’s subscription.
Disney+ is available on devices like Apple products, Roku streaming devices, Google Chromecast, Android phones and TV devices, XBOX One, PlayStation 4, LG TVs, Samsung products, Chrome OS, Mac OS, or Windows PC.
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