Shang-Chi director confirms that movie takes place in the present MCU timeline

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By Ray Ampoloquio August 16, 2021

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the first original MCU film to premiere in what feels like forever.

Because Disney has intentionally kept fans in the dark all this time, no one has had any real idea of where it fits in the MCU timeline. Until now.

Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton explained that the film is set "in the present day in the MCU timeline".

When asked if this means that the movie is set in "post-Blip, present day", the director answered simply by saying, "Yeah, yeah."

With half of the world's population gone just like that, the Ten Rings organization had the opportunity to seize power in a lawless world.

The Mandarin's terrorist group might have benefitted the most from the results of the catastrophic event.

Having said that, fans don't have to wait too long to find out how Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will fit into phase 4 of the MCU.

The film is scheduled to premiere on September 3, 2021.

Speaking of Shang-Chi, what is perhaps the most interesting part about the MCU movie is Disney's theater-only release.

This is especially in light of the current lawsuit between Disney and Scarlett Johansson.

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