Marvel Studios Developing Asian Superhero Film ‘Shang-Chi’

Shang-Chi Marvel StudiosDeadline reports that Marvel Studios is fast-tracking a Shang-Chi film to be their first Asian-led superhero film.

Chinese-American writer Dave Callaham is set to pen the screenplay for the project while the trade reports that Marvel Studios is eyeing Asian and Asian-American directors to helm the project. The studio is reportedly searching for a director who wants to do something as “potentially monumental” as Black Panther by introducing a new superhero in a project that combines Asian and Asian American themes through the eyes of Asian and Asian American filmmakers.

In addition to his work on The Expendables and the 2014 version of Godzilla, Dave Callaham also co-wrote the script for Wonder Woman 1984 and he is set to pen the screenplay for Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel.

In the comics, Shang-Chi is a skilled martial artist who was raised and trained by his father Fu Manchu, a Chinese crimelord and immortal sorcerer who repeatedly attempted to conquer the world, in an isolated compound located in China. When Shang-Chi was finally allowed to venture into the outside world in order 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.

Introduced in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 197, the script will reportedly modernize the source material in order to avoid the character stereotypes of the time.

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Source: Deadline

The 9 Best Things About ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’

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Red Dead Redemption 2Well, cowboys and cowgirls, Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally here. Eight years after the original title took the gaming world by storm, Rockstar is back with a prequel set ten years before the original. For people who like horses but may not want to ride them in real life, they’re in luck, because anyone who plays Red Dead Redemption 2 will be sitting on a horse for quite a while. As you pursue an outlaw life, jumping from town-to-town, players explore a world full of danger and excitement behind every corner.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has already broken pretty much every entertainment record imaginable. It’s had the most successful opening weekend for any entertainment product ever, so you don’t need to take my word on why this game is so good, just go look at the numbers. Underneath the massive, 60-hour story, is a beautiful world layered with complicated characters, powerful predators and painful memories. So, what are you waiting for, go jump on your horse and start playing this game!

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