Shang-Chi’s post-credits scene reshapes the Ten Rings organization under Xialing’s leadership, and this could be how Elektra joins the MCU.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have set up Elektra’s debut in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, as she could become a member of the new Ten Rings organization. As the second movie in Phase 4, Shang-Chi introduced a new corner of the MCU to viewers. Simu Liu’s Master of Kung Fu allowed Marvel to feature the mystical side of this shared universe and bring back the Ten Rings organization under the rule of Wenwu (Tony Leung), the real Mandarin. The family dynamics in Shang-Chi were amplified by the hero’s sister Xialing (Weng’er Zhang) also playing a significant role.
While most of Shang-Chi revolved around the MCU’s newest Avenger fighting his father and saving the world, its ending also helped set up where these characters will go in the future. Shang-Chi was recruited by Wong (Benedict Wong) to discuss the origin of the mysterious Ten Rings weapons he inherited from Wenwu. This all happened in the mid-credits scene where he met Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). This may have been Marvel’s way of setting up Shang-Chi to appear in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Shang-Chi‘s post-credits scene went in a different direction and confirmed that the Ten Rings organization would come back under the leadership of Xialing.