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Shang-Chi and the Fall of the Defenders is a Phase Six Marvelette Cinematic Universe film. It was released on September 25th, 2026, following Fantastic Four: Annihilation and preceding Blade vs the Ghost Rider. The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.


  • Simu Liu as Shang-Chi
  • Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil
  • Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones
  • Mike Colter as Luke Cage
  • Finn Jones as Danny Rand / Iron Fist
  • Jon Bernthal as Frank Castle / Punisher
  • Elodie Yung as Elektra Natchios
  • Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk / Kingpin
  • Maggie Smith as Morgan le Fay (First Appearance) (Death)
  • Eva Green as Ophelia Sarkissian / Madame Viper (First Appearance)
  • Elden Henson as Franklin "Foggy" Nelson (Death)
  • Wilson Bethel as Benjamin Pointdexter / Bullseye
  • Daniel Bruhl as Helmut Zemo
  • Wai Ching Ho as Madame Gao (Death)
  • Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page
  • Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple / Night Nurse
  • Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer / Night Nurse
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Stephen Strange (Cameo)
  • Jensen Ackles as Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider (Cameo)


  • Destin Daniel Cretton: Director
  • Kid Marvelette: Executive Producer
  • Kevin Feige: Executive Producer
  • Drew Goddard: Writer
  • Victoria Alonso: Producer
  • Louis D'Esposito: Producer
  • Trinh Tran: Producer
  • Hans Zimmer: Composer


When the former Hand assassin Elektra resurfaces working for the elusive sorceress Morgan le Fay, Shang-Chi takes it upon himself to recruit the Defenders in order to save the world before she ever has the chance to put it in danger!


  • This film features the return of the Marvel Netflix characters for the first time since the cancellation of their series.
  • Although Jon Bernthal's Punisher was not in the Defenders series, he appears in this film and is even the one to land the killing blow on Morgan le Fay.
  • Christine Palmer appears for the first time out of the Doctor Strange franchise alongside Claire Temple, both taking the mantle of the Night Nurse.
  • Doctor Strange makes a cameo in a mid-credits scene going over the chaos caused by Morgan le Fay before he is interrupted by the Ghost Rider appearing, saying they "have a problem with the vampires".
  • Morgan le Fay is portrayed by Maggie Smith, a veteran magic actress known for portraying Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter franchise.
  • Madame Viper makes her first actual appearance in this film after the usage of the name Ophelia and Madame Hydra was used by the LMD Aida in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Destin Daniel Cretton returns to direct after previously directing Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He takes over the Netflix characters, while the script is written by Drew Goddard, who worked a lot on Daredevil.
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