Simu Liu Reacts To ‘Shang-Chi’ Coronavirus Production Delay

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Simu Liu has commented on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings production in Australia being delayed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Before Disney cancelled all productions because of the coronavirus, Shang-Chi was already planning on suspending first-unit filming. This was because Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton recently had a newborn and placed himself under self-isolation.

Production on the upcoming Marvel Studios film just got started in Australia with the first set pictures starting to make their way online. However, filming has now been placed on hold with no word on whether the delay will affect Shang-Chi‘s release date. On Twitter, Simu Liu reacted to the news of the film suspending production by tweeting out the following:

“Grateful to work for a company that is proactive, cautious and empathetic during this difficult time. Everyone is in good spirits as we continue to work towards making an incredible film. Stay safe out there, wash your hands, and – of course – don’t be racist :)”

You can check out Simu Liu’s tweet 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 Legend 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 to Heroic Hollywood for all the films and events affected by the coronavirus.

Source: Twitter

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.