Simu Liu Jokingly Says Spider-Man 'Cheated' to Overthrow Shang-Chi at the Box Office

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Tom Holland's Spider-Man: No Way Home is undeniably one of the franchise's triumphs following Infinity Saga's blockbusters Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. However, Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings star Simu Liu believes that the fight was unfair in terms of box office performances.

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Simu Liu was present at 2022's Awesome Con, where he was asked by a convention attendee which MCU hero he wants to Shang-Chi to clash with.

"We had such a great run. Shang-Chi came out, we saved cinema, we set a Labor Day box office record." And then Spider-Man came along, "Liu hilariously responded as the crowd laughs. "In my humble opinion, great movie, loved it. I grew up watching [Spider-Man movies], I've seen all of them. But in my opinion, [they] deployed a cheat code and brought back nostalgia all the way [from 20 years ago]."

Liu added, "I would love to have a friendly chat with Spider-Man, I think that would be really fun in the octagon. I get my [ten] rings, though."

Liu also took the opportunity to express interest in a Shang-Chi and Spider-Man crossover, "I just want that for the culture, you know?" I want to see the two of them fighting," the actor concluded.

The 'cheat code' that Liu might have been referring to must be the monumental three-generation reunion of Peter Parkers, including Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, and MCU's current web-slinger Tom Holland. Aside from the ensemble trio, Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange was also present in the film. Imagine that?

With that said, No Way Home easily grossed $1.9 billion at the box office and currently sits as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time. The threequel also places Top 3 of the highest-grossing MCU movies worldwide.

Nevertheless, Liu's Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings still broke a record of $94 Million on Labor Day opening weekend, an impressive milestone considering the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most importantly, Shang-Chi earned positive reviews from both critics and fans, which makes the Martial Artist Hero's future in the MCU secured.

Shang-Chi The Legend of Ten Rings and Spider-Man: No Way Home are available to stream on Disney+.

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