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Marvel’s Shang-Chi movie moves ahead with a director attached

March 13th, 2019 by Marc Comments

We reported that a Shang-Chi movie was in the works at Marvel in December last year (here) and now it seems we have a director attached.

Shang-Chi is, in the Marvel universe, one of the greatest fighters around, if not THE greatest fighter and is often dubbed The Master of Kung-fu.

Now Destin Daniel Cretton, director of Brie Larson starrer Short Term 12, and The Glass Castle beat out Dear White People’s Justin Tipping, Master of Young’s Alan Yang and some time Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.

In the comics Shang-Chi is the son of a Chinese father and white American mother and made his first appearance in 1973, being created when Marvel couldn’t get the comic rights to the Kung Fu TV series. It will be penned by Wonder Woman 1984 screenwriter Dave Callaham and it will see the character brought into the modern day and will feature a predominantly Asian/Asian-Amercian cast.


If we get more, you’ll be the first to know.


Source: THR

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….