Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton shared his thoughts on a possible team-up between Simu Liu’s hero and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel.
Before he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe to direct Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Destin Daniel Cretton made a name for himself working on character-driven dramas such as Short Term 12, The Glass Castle and Just Mercy. On all three of these films, he had one actress that was a frequent collaborator with him: Brie Larson. The Academy Award-winning actress would join the MCU as Carol Danvers AKA Captain Marvel in her own standalone film in 2019, followed by Avengers: Endgame shortly after.
We recently had the chance to chat with Destin Daniel Cretton, and when we asked him about the possibility of him directing Simu Liu’s Shang-Chi and Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel together in a team-up film, he was certainly intrigued:
“Sure, that’d be fun [laughs]… Cool, I mean that sounds like a good pitch. You should shoot that up to Kevin [Feige] and see what he thinks.”
2013’s Short Term 12 was the first collaboration between Destin Daniel Cretton and Brie Larson, and was the actress’ first leading role in a film. Her performance received critical acclaim, garnering her numerous accolades.
Given that both Destin Daniel Cretton and Brie Larson share an established working relationship as well as experience within the MCU, it would be pretty exciting to see the two of them work together in the franchise. After all, the possibility of seeing Shang-Chi and Captain Marvel go on a journey together would make an interesting dynamic.
You can watch our full interview with Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton down below:
Here is the synopsis for Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:
“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, the upcoming Marvel film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung. The upcoming movie will hit theaters on September 3, 2021.
Meanwhile, Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel will next be seen in The Marvels, which will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Shang-Chi and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!