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Marvel Movies To Watch Before Shang-Chi And The Legends Of The Ten Rings

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The MCU is in full swing on the small and big screens. Up next: Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings. This is an origin story, so you don’t have to go in with too much Marvel knowledge in your back pocket. But it does help! Here are four Marvel Movies to Watch Before Shang-Chi to get the biggest impact. If you want to know if Shang-Chi is ok for kids to watch, read this one. And before you head to the theaters: know when you can pee during Shang-Chi. ps- you might want to watch the Spider-Man movies in order before December!

Marvel movies to watch before SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS

About Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel Studios’ “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. 

The film also stars Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan, and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu, Shang-Chi’s father; as well as Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Yuen Wah, Ronny Chieng, Zach Cherry, and Dallas Liu.  

You can watch the trailer for Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings here.

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Katy (Awkwafina) and Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021.

Marvel Movies To Watch Before Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

There are a whopping 24 MCU movies to watch before you get caught up in the action in Shang-Chi.

But with the movie opening in just a matter of days, you don’t have time to do a deep dive.

I mean, if you do, go for it! Totally worth the loss of sleep because these movies absolutely rock.

But what Marvel movies do you really need to watch before Shang-Chi hits theaters on September 3?

We’ve got a list of 4 movies that will hit the highlights and get you into the game!

the best way to watch a marvel movie marathon is in release order starting with Iron Man

1. Watch Iron Man 3 Before Shang-Chi

Without going into spoiler territory, let’s just say this is the most important Marvel movie to watch before Shang-Chi.

If you skip this one, you’re going to miss out on some of the best parts!

2. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Groannnnnn… I know.

Isn’t watching this movie once enough?

Probably- it’s just not one of the best MCU movies out there.

But if you want to get in on one of the Marvel easter eggs in Shang-Chi, go ahead and watch this one.

doctor strange poster

3. Doctor Strange Is Important To Watch Before Shang-Chi

Pretty much everything from Avengers: Endgame on is going to tie back in some way to Doctor Strange.

So go ahead and do a deep dive into the weird and wild awesome world of Dr. Stephen Strange.

The payoff for Shang-Chi is there and with the WandaVision and Loki series making some BIG multi-universal waves, you’re going to want to know everything you can about the good doctor.

4. Marvel Movies to Watch Before Shang-Chi: Avengers: Endgame

We’re just always and forever going to recommend watching this one before the next MCU movie.

#sorrynotsorrry

But truly- to understand where the next Phase of the MCU is going (we’re in Phase 4, BTW) you’ll want to see how Phase 3 ended. And that’s where Endgame comes in.

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Xialing (Meng’er Zhang) in Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021.

Watch Shang-Chi exclusively in theaters on September 3, 2021. And then catch the best movie quotes from Shang-Chi and Katy! Oh- and you will LOVE the quotes from Trevor in Shang-Chi as well.

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