Simu Liu has taken to Twitter to announce his “triumphant return” to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the “She-Hulk” season finale — sort of.
While his character Shang-Chi does not actually play a role in the plot of the latest MCU series, Liu’s likeness appears during one of Jennifer Walters’ many fourth-wall breaks. When she briefly pops out of her show’s thumbnail on the Disney Plus home screen, Liu as Shang-Chi can be spotted on both the featured panel and the thumbnail for his own film.
In a tongue-in-cheek Twitter post, Liu shared a screenshot of his brief meta-cameo, ushering his fans to “behold [his] triumphant return to the MCU.”
behold my triumphant return to the MCU you guys pic.twitter.com/1VE24t0lC3
— Simu Liu (@SimuLiu) October 17, 2022
Liu starred as Shang-Chi in the 2021 blockbuster “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” While there is currently a sequel in development, little information has been shared regarding how he will factor into the future of the MCU.
A possible clue lies in “Shang-Chi” director Destin Daniel Cretton, who is also set to direct the 2025 ensemble film “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” While there is no direct confirmation that Shang-Chi will appear in the film, there is a solid possibility that Cretton could incorporate the titular character of his MCU debut in the same way that the Russo Brothers have with Captain America in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
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