By Stephen Ippolito | May 14th, 2021
When Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opens in theaters on September 3rd, it will become the first Marvel Studios produced film to get an exclusive theatrical release since the pandemic began. However, according to Disney CEO Bob Chapek, its window will be much less than past MCU films.
During the companies quarterly earnings call yesterday, Chapek announced that the Simu Liu-led film will only be in theaters for 45 days before moving to streaming. The industry standard used to be 90 days, but since the pandemic decimated the theater industry, studios have started to shorten their film windows.
What was not explained, was if Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings would go straight to Disney+’s Premier Access section for an additional fee or if it would be available to all subscribers. I’m sure as we get closer, it will be explained in more detail.
Along with Liu, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will star Tony Leung as Wenwu, Awkwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend Katy, Michelle Yeoh as Jiang Nan. Last month, fans got their first look at the film when the trailer was released.