Marvel Has Decided on a Director for their Shang-Chi Adaptation
Up until now, it was hard to tell how serious Marvel was about adapting Shang-Chi for the big screen. But now they’ve officially lined up a director for the film. Suddenly things are starting to feel real.
Shang-Chi, also known as the Master of Kung Fu, is another one of Marvel’s heroes. Like many of our beloved heroes, he has a bit of a complicated backstory. His father was a criminal of the highest degree, but Shang-Chi didn’t follow his father’s footsteps. Instead, he chose to stand up for those that need it.
Shang-Chi is extremely talented in martial arts—hence his nickname. He’s been training with private instructors for ages, though by the time most of us have seen him he is considered a master himself by many.
Shang-Chi has done plenty of crossovers during his time, so it isn’t out of the question to wonder if he’d end up in the MCU version of the Avengers.
Shang-Chi officially has a writer and director on board, so it seems likely that Marvel will actually go forward in making the film. They’re going to follow in the footsteps of Black Panther, and hire actors and talent accordingly.
Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, The Glass Castle) is the newly hired director for the film. Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2) and Steve Englehart (Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians of the Galaxy) are going to be the writers. We already knew about some of the hires happening, but the lack of news otherwise had fans concerned about the lack of reality for this project. Forward momentum has us hoping once again.
While we don’t have a firm release date for the movie, rumor has it that the movie will be dropping in 2020. It’s likely going to be part of the next phase of Marvel’s movies, which is super exciting! Hopefully, they’ll give us new information in the near future.
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