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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Image via Marvel
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Image via Marvel

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opened to rave reviews. With its Asian cast and hero origin story, the film was rather refreshing, appealing to both seasoned Marvel fans and newbies too. Even those who missed out on the whole Infinity Saga can enjoy Shang-Chi without worrying too much about the finer details.

But here are some of the Easter eggs and obscure references from the movie that only long-time MCU lovers will spot!

1. Post Blip Anxiety Posters

4 Best Easter Eggs from Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings CultureHead Magazine
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Shang-Chi is set after the events of Endgame, and we can see posters of “Blip Anxiety” on the streets as Shaun and Katy walk past. This is a reference to Thanos snapping away half the world’s population and the Avengers fixing things after five years. The event, since then, has been referred to as “the blip” in-universe.

2. Trevor’s Role

One of Wenwu’s prisoners turns out to be Trevor Slattery (played by a charming Ben Kingsley). In Iron Man 3, Killian had hired him to pose as the villain Mandarin. Meanwhile, it turns out that the real Mandarin/Wenwu had captured him instead.

3. Xialing’s Fight Club 

Shang-Chi’s sister Xialing runs a fight club in Macau where noted martial arts fighters are pitted against each other. We catch a glimpse of Wong (from Doctor Strange) going up against the Abomination (who we last saw in The Incredible Hulk). 

We also spot Helen, one of the Black Widows, and a blink-and-you-miss-it shot of the Madridpoor flag (a reference to the island in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier).

4. Bruce Banner is Himself

In the post-credits scene, we see Wong talking to holographic avatars of Bruce Banner and Captain Marvel about the mystical Ten Rings.

It is interesting to note that Bruce is himself, and not as Hulk or Professor Hulk. Perhaps he’s finally got his anger issues under control.

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