All the Best Easter Eggs and MCU References You May Have Missed in 'Shang-Chi'

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings might be largely separate to the wider MCU universe, but that doesn't mean there aren't connections to past movies and future Phase 4 projects.

The new movie introduces Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) into the MCU and while it is based on a Marvel Comics character, you'll find very few similarities between the character on the page and the screen. Considering the character's father in the comics was literally Fu Manchu, that's not a bad thing.

It means that in terms of Easter eggs from the comics, there are relatively few to find in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. However, there are plenty of extra details for Marvel fans to savor on a first watch – or an inevitable rewatch.

So we've rounded up the best Easter eggs and MCU references to be found in the new Marvel movie.

1. Ten Rings

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Let's start with the obvious one as the Ten Rings have been around in the MCU since the very first movie, Iron Man. They were the organization who kidnapped Tony Stark and remained background figures in the trilogy.

Their biggest role supposedly came in Iron Man 3 when the Mandarin apparently made his debut, but we know that Trevor Slattery isn't the Mandarin and the Ten Rings weren't even involved as it was all the work of Aldrich Killian.

The Ten Rings are very much a part of Shang-Chi, although their leader Wenwu (Tony Leung Chiu-wai) isn't exactly the Mandarin from the comics. He even jokes about how Killian used the name of a chicken dish for his fake terrorist as the villain "appropriated" the Ten Rings for his own gain.

This isn't the last we'll see of the Ten Rings in the MCU either as in the post-credits scene, Shang-Chi's sister Xialing (Meng'er Zhang) takes over the organisation. The group is solely an MCU creation though, so we can't look to the comics to speculate what comes next.

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