‘Shang-Chi’ gets its sequel, Cretton to return as director

Disney and Marvel is all set to develop their popular and most loved super-hero movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings with co-writer and show-runner Destin Daniel Cretton returning to direct.

As per Deadline, Cretton has signed a multiyear deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective, where he will not only direct Shang-Chi sequel but also work on new Marvel Cinematic Universe series for Disney Plus.

Cretton will be producing the projects through a new company he is launching with partner Asher Goldstein, named Family Owned.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said, “Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started.”

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is the latest entry from the Marvel Cinematic Universe collected USD 430 million at the worldwide box office, and becoming one of the most successful films of the pandemic era.

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization. This is the first Marvel film featuring Asian cast as a lead character.

Shang-Chi was first created in the 1970s by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin, debuting in Special Marvel Edition #15 in the Bronze Age of Comic Books, and starred in his own solo title until 1983.

The movie stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Yuen Wah, Ronny Chieng, Zach Cherry, Dallas Liu, with Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is now streaming on Disney+.

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