Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has halted production as director Destin Daniel Cretton self-isolates due to Coronavirus.
Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton has placed himself under self-isolation after the recommendation of a doctor. The director decided to get tested for COVID-19 a.k.a Coronavirus to protect his newborn. First unit production will be temporarily shut down until Cretton gets his results, but second unit will be allowed to continue filming.
Shang-Chi is the latest victim of the Coronavirus and we expect many more to follow. The Coronavirus has already caused Mulan, The New Mutants, A Quiet Place II, The Fast and the Furious 9 and No Time to Die to push back their release dates, so the effects have been on both sides of the camera. Hopefully this will all blow over soon and everything can go back to normal.
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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 February 12, 2021. Stay tuned for more updates on Shang-Chi, Destin Daniel Cretton and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter