Marvel to start filming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ASAP
Marvel has gone on a total overload at the San Diego Comic Con this year. The studio has announced a ton of new projects: The Eternals, Black Widow, Shang-Chi: And the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Black Panther 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Thor: Love and Thunder, Captain Marvel 2, Blade, and Fantastic Four.
But one of the new announcements fans seem the most pleased about is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The studio announced at Comic-Con that Simu Liu is set to star in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — making him the first solo Asian lead of a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. How cool is that?
Shang-Chi will also star Awkwafina from the hit Crazy Rich Asians movie, Tony Leung as Mandarin and will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.
“I grew up with friends that were Japanese, Chinese, Korean…that’s the norm in Hawaii. It’s amazing to see Kevin and his team create an MCU that reflects all the beautiful colors that we see in this room,” Cretton said.
But it all started with a tweet.
Shang-Chi will be the third film for in MCU's phase four, after Eternals, and will see Shang-Chi facing off against the Ten Rings organisation.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, with Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. In theaters February 12, 2021. pic.twitter.com/WePmw8d5Gq— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2019
Variety reports, the original Marvel Comics Shang-Chi follows Shang, a half-Chinese, half-American superhero created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin.
The movie is set to be released in 2021.