Avengers 5: Shang-Chi revealed the next big threat for the Marvel heroes
WARNING: This article contains full spoilers for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Avengers 5 will follow the devastating events of Avengers Endgame, the Marvel heroes were left in a bad place. They lost Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Captain America (Chris Evans), meaning there is no real leader of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes anymore. Falcon (Anthony Mackie) was recently brought on board as the newest Captain America, but he may not be equipped to take on the galactic threat revealed in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
In the film’s post-credits sequence Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) was working alongside Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) to figure out where the Ten Rings came from.
While they couldn’t work out exactly where the artifacts came from, they concluded the rings were ancient.
In the Marvel comic books, the Ten Rings were created by an ancient race of aliens called the Makluans.
These reptilian beings had incredible powers and ultimately imbued some of them within the rings.
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The Makluans forged the rings for their overlord, a horrifying dragon creature with unmatched power.
The overlord used the rings to conquer planets, destroy worlds, and generally take control of large parts of the galaxy.
Of course, this was thousands of years in the past, so at the moment it is uncertain where the Makluans are.
But one thing is for certain: Marvel Studios would not have teased their arrival if they were not going to make an appearance.
Considering Captain Marvel has the powers of an Infinity Stone within her, she will certainly be able to fight against any who oppose her.
At the very least, the arrival of the Makluans will no doubt be explored further in the next Shang-Chi movie.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige recently teased how the Shang-Chi franchise will continue.
He said: “The early reactions to the characters and to [Shang-Chi] itself gives me great hope that people will want to see more of these characters.” (Via Comic Book)
Feige went on: “We certainly have many ideas of where to take them and where to put them.
“What’s so fun, we know the movie’s working when it’s not just the title character that people ask about, but it is the co-stars or the supporting players that people ask about. And in this movie in particular, that’s heartening because we think they’re spectacular, and we think they have great potential in the future.”
Director of the movie, Destin Daniel Cretton, also said: “I think, by the end of this movie, there are some pretty clear arrows pointing in the directions that we would love to take the character.”
The Avengers films are available on Disney Plus now.
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