Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has become one of the biggest box-office success stories of the pandemic. Riding a wave of critical praise and buzz about its martial arts fight scenes, it’s hauled in more than $160 million worldwide in theaters in its first week on big screens, since Sept. 3. A major factor of that success was the film’s streaming strategy to… not stream at all.
When Does Shang-Chi Come Out (Release Date)?
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings releases on Friday, September 3, 2021.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is expected to be released globally on different dates. Here’s the schedule for the release of Shang-Chi:
- September 1: France, Indonesia, Italy, South Korea, Netherlands, Sweden, and Singapore
- September 2: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Czechia, Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong, Hungary, Mexico, Cambodia, Portugal, Serbia, Russia, Slovakia, Taiwan, and Ukraine.
- September 3: Bulgaria, Canada, Spain, Finland, UK, Ireland, India, Iceland, Latvia, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, and the USA.
- September 9: Greece
- September 16: Thailand
Is Shang-Chi On HBO MAX?
No. Shang-Chi is not on HBO MAX. Shang-Chi is a Marvel’s movie, not a Warner Bros. movie, and therefore will not be streaming on HBO Max when it opens in theaters. While HBO Max—which is owned by Warner Media—has been the streaming home for Warner Bros. movies like The Suicide Squad, it will not be the streaming home for Universal movies like Shang-Chi.
Watch Now: Shang-Chi Full movie
Netflix: All you need to do is visit netflix.com/watch-free to see what is available to watch free. Once you open this site, you just need to click on the ‘Watch Now’ button after choosing your favourite content. We were able to watch the content for free on a PC or laptop, but not on a mobile phone.
Hulu: How does the free trial work? After signing up, new Hulu subscribers can try the Hulu plan of their choice for free. With either the Hulu (ad-supported) or the Hulu (No Ads) plan, you’ll have unlimited access to our streaming library for 30 days. Once your free trial is over, you’ll be charged month-to-month.
Disney+:If you sign up for either the Start Unlimited plan or the Do More Unlimited plan, you can get the service for free for six months. If you sign up for the Play More Unlimited plan or the Get More Unlimited Plan, you can get Disney Plus for free and ESPN Plus and Hulu (with ads) for free.
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Where can I watch Shang-Chi online?
Shang-Chi will not have a day-and-date streaming release on Disney+ like the most recent theatrical MCU release, Black Widow. Shang-Chi is being premiered nationwide exclusively by Disney and Marvel Studios, and based on their last theatrical debut, it’s likely to remain this way for a while.
Free Guy was Disney’s first exclusive theater release of 2021 (released under the 20th Century Studios banner), opening wide on August 13. Free Guy hasn’t been announced as a streaming service yet, but we do know when it comes to home video – and that’s still about a month away. On Sept. 28, Free Guy will be released on digital, followed by a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on Oct. 12.
Here’s how to watch Shang-Chi for free online
So how can one watch Shang-Chi online for free? Well, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings won’t be available to stream on Disney Plus until October 18, 2021. The service costs $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year (which saves subscribers $15.98 from the monthly price.) Still, there are ways to subscribe to Disney+ at no cost and watch Shang-Chi online for free when it’s available to stream. Read on for how to do that.
How to watch Shang-Chi online
Shang-Chi can be seen in theaters. Tickets are now available so use sites like Fandango and Movie Tickets to view times and buy tickets in either standard or IMAX.
However, the film will not have a simultaneous release on Disney+ Premier Access. It will have a theatrical window of around 45 days, which is shorter than the standard 90 days. After that, it will head to Disney+ can be seen by subscribers at no additional cost sometime in mid-October.