The working title for Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi has been revealed.
HN Entertainment has confirmed that the working title for Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi is “Steamboat,” which appears to be a nod to Asian-American wrestler Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi is currently ramping up production in Sydney, Australia, where HN Entertainment was able to find out that the film’s working title is Steamboat. They were also able to confirm that Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi will shoot scenes in the United States, most likely in Los Angeles.
Working title ssuch as Shang-Chi’s Steamboat are often used to confuse locals so they don’t flock on the set and disturb the crew. It’s likely that the same title will be used in the United States and Thailand as well when the film pivots its production from Australia.
Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi is expected to begin production next month in Sydney, Australia. but that doesn’t seem quite likely considering casting news has been quiet since Comic-Con. Beyond that, there certainly would have been more leaks regarding casting and production choices. It is certainly promising that the film has already begun prep in Australia, but it’s safe to say that Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi won’t be rolling cameras immediately.
What are your thoughts on Shang-Chi‘s working title? Are you excited for Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 slate? Let us know in the comments!
Shang-Chi is one of Marvel’s numerous new films/TV series confirmed for the Phase 4 slate. Kevin Feige brought out director Destin Daniel Cretton and the film’s star Simu Liu onstage at Hall H in San Diego Comic-Con back in July to confirm the news.
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.
Source: HN Entertainment
Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos
Netflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.
A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.
You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."
Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.
Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:
Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.
The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.
The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.