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Simu Liu wonders if Michelle Yeoh will return for Shang Chi 2

Simu Liu is known at times for saying what he thinks and letting chips fall where they fall.

In February he took on the NBA and let it be known he didn’t appreciate the gag during the All Star game that implied all Asians look alike.

In November he challenged one of Hollywood’s biggest icons, Quentin Tarantino after he made remarks about the “Marvelization of Hollywood,” according to CNN.

Now he’s needling Disney and Marvel studios, implying Michelle Yeoh’s price tag may be beyond the range of the movie studio after her Oscar-winning best actress performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Looking ahead to Shang-Chi 2, Liu told Collider “We’ll deliver all of the amazing action that we were celebrated for on the first movie, but then also hopefully explore new sides of Shaun’s character and the characters around him. That is, of course, if we can still afford Michelle Yeoh. She’s on top of the world and just the queen of everything.”

The actor says the first Shang-Chi was all about introducing less established characters to the Marvel universe and building a story that movie goers would want to watch. Now he says the challenge is maintaining that quality and meeting those expectations. Yet he doesn’t feel the pressure.

“Going into a sequel feels exciting. It doesn’t necessarily feel like there’s a pressure to perform or a pressure to exceed. It feels like we’ve established a world and there’s just something really nostalgic and exciting about returning to that world that we’ve spent so much time ideating on and thinking about. And then, we’re getting to revisit some things, but also show the viewer new things,” he said.

Marvel has confirmed there will be a sequel, but there’s no word on a script or when production might begin.

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