The search for the titular role for Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” has allegedly begun, and the studio is already looking at its short-list of actors for the part, which includes “Aquaman” star Ludi Lin for the spot.
Lin’s desire to lead the first-ever Asian-centric superhero film and his martial arts training plus his track record of starring in many famous franchises including DC’s “Aquaman,” Netflix’s “Black Mirror,” and the 2017 “Power Rangers” reboot has put him in Marvel’s head honcho Kevin Feige’s radar, according to That Hashtag Show.
Aside from Lin, “Ip Man” star Donnie Yen has also been mentioned in the report, and said that Marvel is eyeing to give the 55-year-old actor a role in the movie. As to what the role that could be, unfortunately, details are still being kept under wraps.
It’s unclear when “Shang-Chi” will premiere in theaters, but the report noted that one of the most likely dates would be around Feb. 12, 2021. The first Asian-centric superhero movie is going to be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton.