Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ most recent teaser finished with two extremely intriguing character cameos: Abomination and Wong. Abomination hasn’t been seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in almost a decade, with his first and only appearance in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. Wong has appeared in Doctor Strange, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame as Doctor Strange’s right hand wizard.
Now, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has revealed that the Shang-Chi film featured these two Marvel characters battling in a ring and explained why he is so thrilled about it.
“Some fans said, ‘This looks like a character they hadn’t seen in many years named The Abomination, fighting a character that looks like Wong,” Feige told RottenTomatoes. “And I can say that the reason it looks like that is because that is Abomination fighting Wong.”
In fact, the Marvel Cinematic Universe ties will run much deeper than bringing back a villain from the first Hulk movie. “That’s what’s fun about the MCU at this stage,” Feige said. “We can do something like Shang-Chi, introducing a brand new hero into the MCU and into the world at large. But that subtitle, The Legend of the Ten Rings, actually connects it back to the very beginning of the MCU, the Ten Rings being the organization that kidnapped Tony Stark at the very beginning of Iron Man one. And that organization was inspired by a character called the Mandarin in the comics.” See a full breakdown of the trailer in the video below.