Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ makes broadcast TV debut on ABC, airs on Disney networks in may and june

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Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is making its broadcast television debut on ABC before airing on Disney networks FX and Freeform throughout May and June. The Wonderful World of Disney airing of the movie on ABC is the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment to be broadcast on linear TV following the network television premieres of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Black Panther,” “Iron Man,” and “The Avengers.”

The movie features Simu Liu as Shang-Chi/Shaun, Awkwafina as Katy, Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan, Fala Chen, Meng’er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, Ronny Chieng, Ben Kingsley, and Tony Leung. The movie, which was Marvel’s first with a predominantly Asian cast, broke Labor Day weekend box office records with a best-ever opening of $94.6 million despite being released during the pandemic. It went on to gross more than $432 million worldwide.

Director Destin Daniel Cretton made his Marvel debut with “Shang-Chi” and will next helm “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” the fifth film in the Avengers saga that will culminate in “Avengers: Secret Wars” in 2026. Also in development is “Shang-Chi 2.”

In a recent interview, Liu expressed excitement about returning to the world of “Shang-Chi” for the sequel. “It feels like we’ve established a world and there’s just something really nostalgic and exciting about returning to that world that we’ve spent so much time ideating on and thinking about,” he said. “We’ll deliver all of the amazing action that we were celebrated for on the first movie, but then also hopefully explore new sides of Shaun’s character and the characters around him.”

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is available to stream anytime on Disney+. Don’t miss its broadcast television debut on ABC on Thursday, May 25, at 8:00 p.m.

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