Marvel Studios is looking to fast-track a film based on the Asian superhero Shang-Chi. Deadline reports that the studio has tapped Dave Callaham, a Chinese-American, to write the script and is currently searching for Asian or Asian-American directors and cast-members, hoping to replicate the success they had with this year’s Black Panther.
Destin Daniel Cretton Marvel’s Choice To Direct ‘Shang-Chi’
EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Studios is setting Destin Daniel Cretton to direct Shang-Chi, its first superhero movie tentpole franchise with an Asian protagonist. Cretton is directing Just Mercy, a film he wrote that stars Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan.
This is in keeping with the studio’s goal to take Shang-Chi in a direction like Black Panther and populate it with Asian-American talent. When Deadline first revealed the project late last year, the studio had set Chinese-American scribe Dave Callaham to write the screenplay.
Hmm well I guess it will depends on what type of martial arts they go with.
I would love to see Tona Jaa or Iko Uwais on a big budget flick. But recently Zhang Jin has caught my eye and this dude is a pro. His execution is just so amazing to watch. Especially in SPL 2 and Ip Man 3. So yea those would be my choice.