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Will Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings be available to stream? Will it be free and when?

Marvel fans have long awaited the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Our team took a look at your options when it comes to streaming.

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Will Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings be available to stream? Will it be free and when?
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Disney and Marvel fans have long awaited the release of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

The film has been in development since 2001, but production did not begin to take place until 2018 when producer and screenwriter David Callaham was brought on.

 

Director Destin Daniel Cretton joined the film team in 2019, which put the film on a fast track for release.

 

Filming began in February 2020 was interrupted by the covid-19 pandemic, but was able to continue in August with safety protocols in place. The film centers on the Marvel comic character Shang-Chi and is the twentieth film to be released within the Marvel cinematic universe.

 

The film premiered in Los Angles on 16 August but will make its debut in the US and around the world on 3 September. According to Deadline Hollywood, the film is expected to gross between $45-50 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

 

Unlike other films released during the pandemic, the film will not initially be available on streaming platforms, which could drive up box office revenues.

 

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Now as the film hits theaters around the world, some are looking for how to stream it from the comfort of their own homes.

While the film will eventually make its way to Disney+, subscribers will not see it on the platform until 17 October.

 

Will it be free to stream the film?

 

With major releases like Mulan, Disney has adopted to slap a “Premier-Access,” fee of $29.99 for subscribers.

 

To date, the question of whether subscribers will have to pay an additional fee to stream the movie is unknown. The "Premier-Access" requirement received widespread backlash and since the company may see larger numbers at the box office, they may not make the same move.

 

 

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