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It may take some people a while to accept that the Avengers in Phase Four will be completely different. So there’s nothing wrong with reminding people that the roster will change, especially when Phase Six kicks off. However, it seems that the Marvel star simu-liu (and some fans) need a reminder, as they may have forgotten that Liu’s character Shang-Chi is an Avenger.
Liu posted a photo on Twitter of Jonathan Majors during the filming of Creed III. Majors was cast as Kang and made his MCU debut in the season 1 finale of Loki. Apparently commenting on Majors’ impressive physique, Liu posted a photo with the caption “brother, the Avengers are completely pissed off,” hinting that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes won’t stand a chance against Kang the Conqueror.
But here’s the thing, Shang-Chi is or will be an Avenger. He was summoned by Wong and spoke with Bruce Banner and Captain Marvel during the end credits scene of Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings. Banner told Shang-Chi that he is now involved, implying his honorary Avenger status. Fans began reminding the actor that his character will likely face Majors in the future.
– Martin Morales (@mvrtinxo) August 15, 2022
Best friend, I don’t know how to tell you this, but you’re about to be an avenger too. pic.twitter.com/rz8YXJGye8
— daisy (@ctrlzdaisy) August 15, 2022
Fans also scoffed at the idea of Shang-Chi realizing she’s going to be part of this superhero team and have to face Kang and his “many variants” in the future.
Shang Chi when he realizes that he is part of the avengers and they tell him that they are fighting against Kang the conqueror. pic.twitter.com/REau98WDzW
— Fabius Shrentreckle (@shrentreckle) August 15, 2022
He really meant it when he said “wait until you see my variants”. pic.twitter.com/3i8cibN7Kk
— MarkaReal1 (@Mark_a_Real1) August 15, 2022
Shang Chi slowly realizes that he is also an avenger: pic.twitter.com/gsM8l43Tbv
— ZACK ATTACK!!!| #Wakanda forever (@zack2backzlat2) August 15, 2022
You when you realize you’re an Avenger: pic.twitter.com/iawQmKuoAg
— Rae🌻 (@raefabulous) August 15, 2022
Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Y secret wars are the final two movies to close Phase Six in the MCU. Both movies will be loosely based on the original comics, where our Marvel superheroes will have to save the multiverse from a raid. While Shang-Chi isn’t an official Avenger yet, Wong told the superhero there’s “no turning back” on the trajectory his life is headed toward.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings are now available to stream on Disney Plus.