Spoilers for Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings ahead!
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings finally premiered, and it was everything we wanted it to be and more. And while the film itself was phenomenal, it also brought back the unparalleled excitement of Marvel’s post-credits scenes.
In the Shang-Chi post-credits scene (the one all the way at the end, I hope you stayed …) we see Xialing taking up her father’s empire with the Ten Rings organization. Despite Shang-Chi stating his sister was dismantling it, it would seem she’s rebuilding it to be (hopefully) better. When the shot begins to pan out, we see a group of masked women fighting with their staffs, and it raised one question: have the Widows found themselves a new home?
The end of Shang-Chi marks seven years since we’ve last seen the freed Widows at the end of Black Widow. So, where does a group of super-assassins go, exactly? Well, probably to another woman trained to be a super-assassin. In fact, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that some of them participated in Xialing’s underground fight empire. They’re hard to beat, and Xialing has a deep understanding of what they went through.
So, if the Widows are teaming with the reformed (maybe?) Ten Rings organization, what does this mean? Well, we know from Black Widow‘s post-credits scene, everyone’s new favorite Widow is working with none other than Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. Valentina has also acquired one other superpowered being, the newest Super Soldier, John Walker.
While we still don’t know what Valentina’s plan, with likely shady intentions, is for her new recruits, she’s collecting power. And what’s more powerful than the Ten Rings organization paired with a team of Black Widows and a Super Soldier? That’s a formidable group to have to face, no matter which side they happen to end up on. Let’s just hope it’s on the good one, but it can go either way with Valentina.
See our breakdown of both Shang-Chi post-credits scenes!
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings is now playing in theaters.