Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton has shared a new behind-the-scenes image from the film before production was shut-down by the coronavirus.
One of the most interesting projects in Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 line-up is Shang-Chi because he is a relatively unknown character to many. Perhaps, the most exciting part about Shang-Chi is that it will be a kung-fu movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the film will also introduce the real Mandarin after the fake-out in Iron Man 3.
Shang-Chi was filming in Australia before production was put on hold like many other Marvel Studios projects due to the coronavirus. The pandemic has also caused a shift in Marvel Studios’ entire Phase 4 slate, pushing Shang-Chi from February 2021 to May 2021. It’s unclear when filming will resume, but director Destin Daniel Cretton shared a new behind-the-scenes image with Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and others. You can see the behind-the scenes picture below.
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Introduced in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 1973, Shang-Chi is a skilled martial artist who was raised in an isolated compound located in China and trained by his father Fu Manchu, a Chinese crimelord and immortal sorcerer who repeatedly attempted to conquer the world. When Shang-Chi was finally allowed to venture into the outside world to do his father’s bidding, he learned about his father’s evil ways and faked his own death before embarking on a mission to take down Fu Manchu’s criminal empire.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be released in theaters on May 7, 2021. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Marvel Studios upcoming Phase 4 projects!