On July 15, 2021, Michelle Yeoh spoke to Collider while promoting her latest project, Netflix’s “Gunpowder Milkshake.” During the interview, she pulled back the curtain on her “Shang-Chi” role and vaguely explained how Jiang Nan will factor into the plot. “I am a guardian of a mythical city. These young people come in, and they have to learn how to protect history, and to protect not just this world but the worlds that are around us from the demons that are locked away.”
Though there’s no way to know for certain, and this is mere speculation, but Yeoh may be hinting at K’un-Lun gracing the silver screen via “Shang-Chi.” For those unfamiliar with this Marvel Comics locale, it’s a lost city that resides in the K’un-Lun Mountains but only emerges from its pocket dimension every 10 to 15 years, depending on the story. Sounds pretty mythical and like the kind of place that would require guardians to keep it safe from evil, as Yeoh mentions.
If this turns out to be the case, K’un-Lun’s introduction has major implications for the future of the MCU. Chiefly, it opens the door for another classic hero to join the shared universe down the road.