Of the many exciting new titles that will be arriving in the next few years from Marvel Studios, the one that I am looking forward to the most is Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The film sees Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) as the title character who will fight the Ten Rings – the mysterious terrorist organization who kidnapped Tony Stark in the first Iron Man, had its name used in a sham in Iron Man 3, and partially revealed itself in the Iron Man one-shot “All Hail the King.”
While it is way too early to reveal too many details, director Destin Daniel Cretton is talking more about the film, what it represents, and hiring Bill Pope as the film’s cinematographer. More on all of this below.
Marvel Studios made a huge impression in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con today, after not showing up to the Con last year. As with the years they did appear, they made a few big announcements, much the delight and excitement of those in attendance. And this year was no different.
We’ve known that the studio wanted to deliver on their promise of giving more diversity to their ever-growing library, and Shang-Chi will be one of those heroes to help them accomplish that in a film titled Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Marvel Studios is opening the door wide open for more representation in films. Following the successes of Black Panther and Captain Marvel, the superhero studio is putting an adaptation of Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first superhero film with an Asian protagonist, into development.
And now, they have found the director to helm it. New reports confirm that Short Term 12‘s Destin Daniel Cretton will be directing Shang-Chi. More on the report below.