‘Shang-Chi’ Director Destin Daniel Cretton Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton revealed he has tested negative for the coronavirus.

Last week, it was reported that production on Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings was temporarily shut down as Destin Daniel Cretton placed himself under self-isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Shang-Chi director opted to take this precaution and get tested for the coronavirus in order to protect his newborn child after having worked closely with people who might have been exposed to the virus.

Now, Destin Daniel Cretton has taken to his official Instagram account to announce that his coronavirus test results came back negative. However, the Shang-Chi director added that he will continue to be careful in the days ahead and urged everyone to take precautionary measures in order to slow the spread of the disease as it will take efforts on everyone’s part to protect the most vulnerable during this crisis.

You can check out Destin Daniel Cretton’s Instagram post below.

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Last Friday, I decided to be tested for the Corona virus. I was working in close proximity with some people who had potentially been exposed, and because Nik and I have a newborn at home, I wanted to be as safe as possible. During my weekend of isolation away from my family, I had a lot of time to ponder this interesting moment in history that our second child was born into, a time full of opinions and division, where scientific truths are debated and brushed off as political spins. But in the midst of this storm, while staring up at a spot on my hotel ceiling that I swear looked exactly like a bunny, I could see something really quite beautiful happening. People all around the world are beginning to realize how connected we are, how vulnerable we are, how much we need each other to survive. I am happy to say that my test came back negative, but I will continue to be even more careful in the days ahead. Because if you believe in good science, and I do, we still have a mountain to climb together. No matter what you believe or how serious you think this problem is, please err on the side of safety and concern for those more vulnerable than you, and remember that having no symptoms doesn’t mean you’re not a carrier. Please stay hopeful, please stay humble, please stay home. Social distancing is an act of love for yourself, your family, and for every person on this planet. Sending all of you our love from Sydney, Australia.

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Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the coronavirus impact on the entertainment industry and the production of Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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 February 12, 2021.

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