Destin Daniel Cretton To Helm Marvel's 'Shang-Chi'

Destin Daniel Cretton To Helm Marvel's 'Shang-Chi'

Outsiders - March 13, 2019
Destin Daniel Cretton has been picked up by Marvel Studios to helm the Shang-Chi project. The project will feature the studio's first Asian lead and is based on the classic character known for his martial arts prowess. The script is being penned by Wonder Woman 1984 screenwriter Dave Callaham and will update the character for modern audiences. Marvel is said to be planning on assembling a largely Asian-American and Asian cast for this feature.

Shang-Chi first appeared in 1973’s Special Marvel Edition No. 15 and was created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. The character being born in China to a Chinese father and a white American mother was trained as a martial artist assassin by his father, the infamous pulp villain Fu Manchu, but later became a hero after rebelling against his father's ways. Shang-Chi was a hit character in the '70s, and recently saw a revival as a member of The Avengers during 2012’s Marvel Now! Publishing event.

Marvel head Kevin Feige is producing, with Marvel’s Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz executive producing.

Source: THR
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watanabefan - 2019-03-17 @ 4:29 am

I really doubt Iron Fist is making an appearance in this. If the Netflix characters haven't crossed over by now, I just don't see it happening, unfortunately. 

Also hopefully we finally get Shang-Chi in Legends. He's one of the missing Avengers I really want right now.

hisDUDENESS9829 - 2019-03-17 @ 4:08 am

I know nothing about the character at all, but I love seeing appropriate representation.  It seems like Captain Marvel and Black Panther are really making strides for us to see some awesome obscure characters in a live action medium and I am all for it.

Falls22 - 2019-03-16 @ 11:33 pm

I can dig it. I hope that Iron Fist gets references or even makes an appearance of some kind. 

silverback - 2019-03-14 @ 7:11 pm

I also think that Adrianne Palicki would have been a better choice for the role of Captain Marvel, she is taller and more athletic looking. And she is great on the Orville, liked her on Agents of Shield too. I'm sure Marvel can find her a better gig.

mako - 2019-03-14 @ 2:33 pm

Best of all, its already an Asian character with a mostly Asian supporting cast. No reason to SJW-ise anybody for racism-uh-diversity sake.

monron999 - 2019-03-14 @ 1:49 pm
9 hours ago, silverback said:

And Mockingbird has been playing a Starfleet commander on the Orville Monron, guess she's gotta pay her bills.

Lol, I knew someone was gonna bite on that one. While I'll admit it will be hard to top Adrianne Palicki's portrayal of the character, I'm sure there's more than a few young athletic actresses that would be chomping at the bit to play the part. Also, she's awesome on The Orville.

silverback - 2019-03-14 @ 3:55 am

Shang-chi was like the Marvel version of Bruce Lee, not the backstory just the image. I agree that it would probably get more mileage as a series instead of a movie. And Mockingbird has been playing a Starfleet commander on the Orville Monron, guess she's gotta pay her bills.

FASVB - 2019-03-14 @ 2:30 am

I really think that this would work out was better as a TV show.

monron999 - 2019-03-14 @ 2:19 am

Well, is this "project" supposed to be a movie or a series similar to the Netflix shows? I heard a while back that it was supposed to be a full length movie. I personally don't think a movie would fly as well as a series. I've read that the 2 year hold is not binding under the case that Netflix cancelled the projects, basically abandoning the properties. It was more of a non-compete clause in case Marvel wanted to entertain a bid by a competing network or wanted to try to profit themselves from a project Netflix developed. Assuming Marvel does develop these shows it would be with a soft reboot at the very least (so long to the best actor to ever play DD). Either way there's a number of other properties they could develop along side Shang Chi if the hold were to still apply to the Netflix shows. They could do a Moon Knight or maybe a Blade (that contract has to have expired by now) or Darkhawk or Silver Sable or even the original Squadron Supreme. What's Mockingbird been doing since leaving Agents of SHIELD? Would anyone else be interested in a US Agent series? I know some of those are pretty obscure, but DC's Black Lightning seems to be doing okay

Fallen247 - 2019-03-14 @ 12:36 am
35 minutes ago, memocromatico said:

I have to say, I wasn't interested at all until you said IF could show up. Fingers crossed.

Same dude, hopefully all Netflix characters show up in the Proper MCU especially daredevil 

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