“Shang-Chi” Finds Its Director

It looks like Marvel is gearing up its adaptation of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu with a director apparently chosen.

After it was announced that Chinese-American Dave Callaham was hired to write the film, according to sources, it looks like Destin Daniel Cretton is going to direct the film. Cretton, who is also Asian-American, is currently working with two Marvel veterans, Captain Marvel herself Brie Larson and Black Panther villain Michael B. Jordan, on the film Just Mercy. Cretton worked with Larson on his 2013 breakout film Short Term 12.

Like Black Panther did for African and African-Americans, Marvel is planning to use a predominantly Asian and Asian-American cast and crew for their film adaptation of the martial arts fighting hero, who was trained by his father only to learn his father’s true nature, pitting family against each other. Callaham is planning to update the character for modern audiences.

Meanwhile, Captain Marvel is rising high, already breaking $500 million globally with the next Marvel titles being Avengers: Endgame on April 26 followed by Spider-Man: Far from Home on July 5. There are also the in-development Black Panther 2, Doctor Strange 2, Black Widow, and The Eternals.

H/T: The Hollywood Reporter

 

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