With excitement for Captain Marvel is still high and the expectation for the Endgame of next month is rising. We are already thinking about the next generation of Marvel Studios films. This week we learned that the upcoming Shang-Chi now has a director – here's everything we know about the character and the movie.
Shang-Chi's director knows a few Marvel stars.
Destin Daniel Cretton is officially attached to the director Shang-Chi according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cretton previously collaborated with Captain Marvel star Brie Larson and directed her in the 201
Shang-Chi will be the first Asian lead in a Marvel Studios movie.
While the title of the "first Asian Marvel Movie superhero" technically goes to Lewis Tan for his performance as Shatterstar in Deadpool 2 this film was part of the 20th Century Century Fox (19459010) and not the official MCU. On the small screen we also had Colleen Wing, played by Jessica Henwick in Netflix Shows Iron Fist, Luke Cage and The Defenders . However, for the first time in the Marvel story, Shang-Chi will star in the role of an Asian character.
The figure is a "master of Kung Fu".
Shang-Chi was originally created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin in 1972 as Marvel's answer to the television program Kung Fu . They were unable to acquire the rights to this series, and instead they acquired the character of pulp rogue Fu Manchu and introduced Shang-Chi as his son. Shang-Chi has been trained as a martial arts master since birth, and has joined the comics with some of Marvel's greatest heroes, including Captain America and Iron Man.
The author of the film is a comic-film expert.
The film is written by Chinese-American scriptwriter Dave Callahm, who has superb superhero credentials. He also wrote the script for the upcoming DC sequel Wonder Woman 1984 and was allegedly hired to collaborate on a follow-up to the critically acclaimed Spider-Man: Into the Spider verses.
Shang-Chi will be part of Marvel's diverse next phase.
There is no release date yet, but we should have more information about this movie as soon as the current Marvel phase expires in the high phase Avengers: Endgame which will be released on April 26th. After the recent successes of Black Panther and Captain Marvel, we can expect a more varied lineup of heroes in the next cycle of Marvels; In addition to Shang Chi, Marvel Studios is reportedly an open-gay actor in The Eternals.