Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Marvel’s FIRST Asian-Led Superhero Movie Finds Director

Marvel’s FIRST Asian-Led Superhero Movie Finds Director

Shang-Chi's film was reported in December with the character known for his martial art skills and as the Master of Kung-Fu.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, The Glass Castle) has been tapped to direct Shang-Chi with Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2) attached to write the script. Late previous year came word that the movie was in development; now The Hollywood Reporter says its found its director, Destin Daniel Cretton.

It was announced late past year that Marvel Studios was developing a movie based on Marvel Comics' Shang-Chi with Dave Callaham writing the screenplay.

In addition to Jordan and Larson, Cretton already has other ties to fellow filmmakers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cretton previously directed Short Term 12, the 2013 indie that starred Brie Larson, Rami Malek, Lakeith Stanfield, and more. It is clear that after Marvel Studios' unparalleled decade of success following Iron Man, Kevin Feige's next iterations of superhero franchises will distinguish themselves with ethnic diversity and inclusion, in front of and behind the camera.

Deadline's report stresses that Marvel is looking to handle Shang-Chi in a manner similar to Black Panther.

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Shang-Chi joins an ever-growing field of developing projects that will reshape the MCU following the events of Avengers: Endgame.

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He is now directing "Just Mercy", an adaptation of lawyer and civil rights advocate Bryan Stevenson's memoir, featuring Larson and Michael B. Jordan.

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