Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.
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Timeline

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    Xu Wenwu a warrior discovered ten powerful mystical rings. The rings grant him with immortality and unmatched power, allowing him to become a dominating conqueror. Founding the Ten Rings organization, the terrorist syndicate would spread to nearly every corner of the world.
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  • 1996
    Wenwu over the millennia still not satisfied with the powers the rings granted him hearding of the ancient village of Ta Lo, he sought to enter the realm for its mythical creatures. Wenwu ventured into a bamboo maze and comes across Ying Li, a woman guarding the entrance to Ta Lo, who told that he is unwelcome in their village. Wenwu refuse to back down, leading them to fight. The two lock eyes, and while Li manages to defeat him, he soon return to meet her. The two fell in love and marry. Wenwu shutdown the Ten Rings and even forsake the power of the Rings and Li left her home. They made a peaceful life together.
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  • 2002-2008
    Li tell story to her and Wenwu live to her son Shang-Chi, then giving him a green pendant to find his way to her home. One night, a group known as the Iron Gang, who had are Wenwu old enemy, infiltrated their home wanted revenge. While Li tried to fight them, she ended up being murdered. When Wenwu return home and find Li dead he took Shang-Chi with him and made him witness as he used the rings to slaughter the Iron Gang.
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  • 2002-2008
    Wenwu rededicated himself to the Ten Rings, and trained Shang-Chi in martial arts, before sending him out at the age of fourteen to assassinate the leader of the Iron Gang. After killing his target, agitated and enraged by the criminal world his father got him into, Shang-Chi escaped the Ten Rings and fled to the United States. He never returned for for his sister Xialing. While there, he moved to San Francisco, and changed his name to Shaun to ensure his father would be unable to track him, though he did not realize that he was already being tracked.
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  • APR
    2024
    In San Francisco, "Shaun" and his best friend Katy Chen work as hotel valets. This comes as a minor annoyance to their friends Soo and John, along with Chen's parents, as Chen and Shaun are capable of much more than parking cars. One morning, while they ride the bus to work, Shaun is suddenly attacked by men seeking his pendant. As he manages to hold his own against them, Chen is forced to take over the wheel after the bus driver is knocked unconscious. After Shaun throws his attackers off the bus, Razor Fist emerges and attempts to kill him with his machete limb. While Shaun escapes unharmed, the assassin, working for the Ten Rings, has seized his pendant. Recalling a postcard supposedly sent by his sister Xu Xialing, Shaun prepares to depart for Macau. Chen insists on tagging along with him, determined to learn who Shaun truly is. On the flight, Shaun reveals his true name is Shang-Chi. Telling her his life before meeting her. After landing in Macau, Shang-Chi and Chen locate the address of the postcard, finding the Golden Daggers Club. However, as Shang-Chi had signed a when he first entered the building, he unknowingly had placed his name in for a fight on the grand stage.
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  • APR
    2024
    As Chen spectates, Shang-Chi faces a new opponent a woman whom he immediately recognizes as Xialing. Shang-Chi refuses to fight and attempts to tell her about their father, but he is knocked out. Xialing, bitter at her brother for abandoning her when he fled for San Francisco, reveals that she was not the one who sent the postcard. The Ten Rings infiltrate the Club searching for Xialing's pendant; Shang-Chi and Chen are left by themselves when Xialing deserts them in the elevator. They attempt to scale the scaffolding outside to reach another elevator, but the terrorists attack them there. Shang-Chi fails to catch Chen when she begins to fall, but Xialing saves her. Death Dealer appears to snatch Xialing's pendant, prompting Shang-Chi to give chase and fight him. Shang-Chi prepares to kill his mentor, recalling his harsh treatment during his childhood training. However, Shang-Chi is stopped by Wenwu, who has already captured Xialing and Chen. They are taken back to the Ten Rings Headquarters, where Wenwu reveals that his late wife has been calling out for him to come and save her. Recounting that she had left her village to be with him, he believes that the people of Ta Lo have imprisoned her for being with him. Then, using the pendants from both his children, he generates a magical map made of water. The map illustrates a clear path through the bamboo forest to Ta Lo, which only opens before the Qingling Festival.
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  • APR
    2024
    Wenwu reveals his intention to burn the village of Ta Lo down if they don't release his wife, a plan which alienates his children and Chen into raising their objections. For this, they are thrown into a cell. They eventually meet an imprisoned Trevor Slattery and his Dijiang pet Morris, who reveals there's a way to pass through Ta Lo's forest maze without waiting for the clear path to be revealed. Using an escape route discovered by Xialing, the party infiltrates the garage. After hijacking Razor Fist's car, they fight off the Ten Rings and flee from the compound. Approaching the forest maze, Chen is guided by Morris and Slattery as she maneuvers through the shifting bamboo to reach Ta Lo. They manage to make it through unscathed. As they drive into Ta Lo's village, they are confronted by the locals, who urge them to turn back. However, Li's sister Ying Nan intervenes, finally meeting her niece and nephew. Nan takes them through the history of the realm: Once a prospering civilization, the emergence of the Dweller-in-Darkness and its army of Soul Eaters devastated Ta Lo to near-destruction. Fortunately, the Great Protector intervened, and The Dweller was sealed off in a cavern, where it would begin to lure people to it by imitating the voices of their loved ones.
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  • APR
    2024
    Nan suspects that Wenwu had fallen victim to the Dweller's influence. As she trains Shang-Chi in aerokinetic martial arts, Xialing practices with a new rope dart, while Chen learns archery, all in preparation for Wenwu's arrival. One night, Shang-Chi sits alone at the lake and remembers the night of his mother's death at the hands of the Iron Gang. He reveals to Chen that he lied about not carrying out the hit against the gang's leader on his first mission. He declares his intention to kill his father for his involvement. The following day, Wenwu and the Ten Rings begin their invasion. Shang-Chi confronts his father, but Wenwu overpowers him and casts Shang-Chi into the lake. Wenwu approaches the barrier and begins to attack it, which releases the Soul Eaters. Death Dealer is immediately killed when his soul is taken, prompting Razor Fist to ally the Ten Rings with Ta Lo's guardians to confront the new threat. In the lake, the Great Protector saves Shang-Chi, who arrives at the barrier to confront his father once more. Wenwu loses control of his rings to Shang-Chi during the fight but is spared by Shang-Chi declares that his family needs him. Soon after, the Dweller-in-Darkness emerges from the weakened barrier and devours Wenwu's soul, but not before he is able to save his son, passing his rings unto him. The Great Protector is nearly killed by Soul Eaters and the Dweller, but is saved by Xialing and Chen. With the help of his sister, Shang-Chi uses the rings to tear the Dweller into pieces, ending the battle. The people of Ta Lo who survived the battle, hold a vigil to honor the dead. Shang-Chi bids goodbye to his father.
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  • APR
    2024
    Shang and Chen return to San Francisco, recounting their adventure to Soo and John, who do not believe them. Wong emerges from a portal and brings Shang-Chi and Chen to the New York to the Sanctum Sanctorum to discuss the origin of his father's rings. Carol Danvers and Bruce Banner are contacted for help, but they turn out to be clueless. The mystical relics are shown to have a beacon transmitting a mysterious message. Meanwhile, Xialing returns to the Ten Rings Headquarters and becomes the new leader of the organization.
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