Is It Streaming or in Theaters?

Wondering where you can watch Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings right now? That's understandable! Movie release strategies have become increasingly complicated in recent years, and never more so than in the pandemic era. Is it on Netflix? Is it streaming anywhere? Is it streaming and in theaters? None of the above? I never thought I'd spend so much of my time wondering how the heck I can watch new movies, but not to worry, we've put together a handy guide to how you can watch Shang-Chi right now, so you can skip the wondering and get right to watching the latest chapter in the MCU.

WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki caught us up with some of the most beloved heroes and villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the universe-altering events of Avengers: Endgame. Black Widow scaled back on scope and looped back in time to finally give us a backstory for Scarlett Johansson's dearly departed Avenger, Natasha Romanoff. But Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is giving audiences the first standalone origin story of Phase Four, and the first in the franchise since 2019's Captain Marvel, with the long-awaited introduction of Simu Liu's Shang-Chi.

Directed by Short Term 12 and Just Mercy filmmaker Dustin Daniel Cretton, Shang-Chi also stars Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung, and promises to open up a whole new world of magic (and franchise-best action) in the MCU. And if you're wondering where you can watch it streaming online, buy the Blu-ray, or if it's still in theaters, we've got you covered with our regularly updated guide to how to watch Shang-Chi right now.

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Editor's Note: This post was last updated on November 21 to include updated streaming, Digital, 4K, Blu-ray and DVD release details.

Is Shang-Chi Streaming Online?

Yes! As of November 12, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now streaming on Disney+, where it will remain available to subscribers indefinitely.

Is Shang-Chi Available with Disney+ Premier Access?

Shang-Chi does not require Disney+ Premier Access in order to watch it on streaming.

While Pixar films Soul and Luca were released directly to Disney+, Black Widow, Cruella, and Jungle Cruise were only made available to watch at home via Disney+ Premier Access, for an additional $29.99 fee. However, Shang-Chi will not be available to watch with Premier Access at any point. The upside? Now that Shang-Chi is on Dinsey+, you don't have to pay an additional fee to watch it.

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Is Shang-Chi in Theaters Near Me?

It's still possible, depending on where you live! Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings received a wide release in theaters across the US on Friday, September 3, arriving in most major international markets in the same week. And it delivered one of the most impressive box office performances of the pandemic era, which means it's still playing in some second-run theaters for the time being

If you’re in the US and looking for local showtimes, here are several resources to help you find out where you find a screening near you.


Atom Tickets

AMC Theaters

Regal Theaters

Alamo Drafthouse


After months of closure due to the COVID pandemic, theaters are finally open again nationwide, which means we finally get to see MCU movies on the big screen again! However, with the Delta variant sparking case surges internationally, please be sure to take all the necessary precautions in cooperation with your local safety guidelines and double-check any policies at the theater before you book your tickets.

When Is Shang-Chi Available on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD?

Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings debuted on all major digital platforms on November 12 - the same day it arrived on Disney+. The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 30. The film also arrives on all digital stores such as Apple TV, Prime Video and Vudu with exclusive bonus features.

Here's a rundown of the Shang-Chi Bonus Features (Per Disney, bonus features vary by product and retailer):

Gag Reel – Take a look at some of the fun mishaps on set with the cast and crew of Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings.

Deleted Scenes

Building a Legacy – Go behind the scenes and explore Shang-Chi’s explosive debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Family Ties – A deep dive into the rich but complicated legacy of Shang-Chi and Xu Wenwu.

Audio Commentary – View the film with Audio Commentary by Destin Daniel Cretton and Dave Callaham.

MCU Movies Streaming Now

If you’re looking to stream MCU movies online right now - or maybe you want to touch-up on your memory of how the legend of the Ten Rings was handled in Iron Man 3 - there’s only one real destination: Disney+. Subscribers can access every Disney-owned MCU movie from Phase One to Phase Three, meaning everything from Iron Man through Avengers: Endgame. As for Phase Four, all the released MCU Disney+ series are available to stream, but Black Widow is currently only available with Disney+ Premier Access.

The key phrase, however, is Disney-owned. There are a few essential MCU movies you won’t find on Disney+.... the ones owned by Sony. That includes canon MCU films The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Spider-Man: Far From Home. So if you're a completist, you'll have to look elsewhere to watch those films - for now.

In March 2021, Disney and Sony signed a major streaming deal that included the library rights to Spider-Man movies, so you can expect those to join the Disney+ library sometime soon. As of right now, none of these film are available on any streaming service, but they are available to rent and purchase through most major Digital platforms and providers.

Don't Have Disney+? That's not necessarily a deal-breaker; Disney had several streaming deals signed long before Disney+ came along, which means you can still find the rare MCU movie out in the wild on streaming services.

Right now, that movie is The Avengers, which you'll find streaming on Paramount+.

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