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‘Shang-Chi’ has 2 post-credit scenes. Here’s what they mean

‘Shang-Chi’ has an epic post-credit scene you need to see

Shang-Chi in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
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Warning: This article contains spoilers for ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” will debut across the world on Thursday night, and so it’s time to reveal what we know about the scenes after the credits

What does the ‘Shang-Chi’ mid-credits scene mean?

The mid-credits scene of “Shang-Chi” is about as epic as it comes. After Shang-Chi and Katy leave with Wang, they arrive at what appears to be Doctor Strange’s home. While there, we see Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) gathered together looking into the Ten Rings.

So Shang-Chi and Katy are meeting the Avengers.

While together, the Avengers squad dissects the Ten Rings, looking into their power and what makes them tick. They discover that there’s something at the center of the rings that is acting as a beacon, calling out to something. Captain Marvel then splits off to another crisis across the stars.

The Avengers then welcome Shang-Chi and Katy “to the circus.”

What does the ‘Shang-Chi’ end-credits scene mean

The end credits scene is slightly different than the mid-credits moment, but it’s still a big sign of what’s to come in the MCU.

The scene shows Xialing (Meng’er Zhang) sitting on the throne of the Ten Rings group, leading the soldiers. But, unlike previous generations, most of the training soldiers are women, a sign that the army will be taking on a new direction.

Correction: This article previously said “Rhodey” Rhodes (Don Cheadle) appeared in the midcredits scene. He did not actually appear in the scene.