"Shang-Chi" Set To Release Exclusively in Theaters Amid Covid-19 Spikes

Despite recent bumps in Covid-19 cases (due to the delta variant that's decided to jump into the chat) Marvel Studios has made a firm stand to release their latest superhero blockbuster "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Seven Rings" only in theaters.

CEO Bob Chapek recently said that this film would be an "interesting experiment" and the film will be available to Disney Plus users 45 days after the film's release. If that phrasing feels a little funky to you, it didn't sit well with the star of the movie, Simu Liu, either. He quickly made a post on Instagram firing back at Bob Chapek's statement, noting "We are not an “interesting experiment” We are the underdog; the underestimated... I’m fired the f**k up to make history on September 3rd; JOIN US."

Although the delta variant is something to consider carefully, in my personal experience, movie theaters haven't been very crowded in the past few months. This is even with big marvel blockbusters on the weekends and more that would have filled every seat before the pandemic. And for those that don't want to see it in theaters, they'll still have the option to watch it from home, and for those of us that watch it in theaters, we should definitely help them avoid those spoilers until then!

"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Seven Rings" releases September 3rd. Check out the final trailer below!

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