Marvel’s first superhero movie featuring an Asian lead, ‘Shang-Chi’, is apparently being fast-tracked as the franchise seeks to expand its roster of characters.
‘Shang-Chi’ will be penned by Chinese-American screenwriter Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Wonder Woman 1984), but Marvel is still seeking an Asian or Asian-American director to lead the project. There is no word yet on potential casting decisions or release date for the film.
Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #5 in 1973, but the title was quickly changed to The Hands of Shang-Chi: Master of Kung Fu where the character would see enduring popularity. Shang-Chi doesn’t necessarily have any outstanding powers such as what we see in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel, so it will undoubtedly be an interesting change of pace for the franchise.
Stay tuned for more on the Shang-Chi solo film!
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