Marvel’s FIRST Asian-Led Superhero Movie Finds Director
Destin Daniel Cretton has been officially tapped to direct Marvel’s first-ever Asian-led superhero movie “Shang-Chi.”
Cretton, who is currently directing the Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan movie “Just Mercy,” has been officially hired to direct “Shang-Chi.” Dave Callaham, the American writer who penned “The Expendables” franchise, is set to write the script that will “ultimately modernize the Shang-Chi story and character arc,” according to Variety.
The news about Marvel’s plan to release “Shang-Chi” first came out in December. It follows the story of Chinese-American superhero, Shang-Chi, created by artist Jim Starlin and writer Steve Englehart.
Shang-Chi, whose name is also Chinese for “rising of the spirit,” was trained by his father in martial arts since birth. He is a master of unarmed martial arts as well as the use of weaponry including the use of gun, jian, and nunchaku.
Marvel has yet to release any details on who might play the leads.