When Shang-Chi was finally allowed to venture into the outside world in order to do his father's bidding, he learned about his father's evil ways and faked his own death before embarking on a mission to take down Fu Manchu's criminal empire. According to Deadline, Destin Daniel Cretton has just signed on to direct the film.
He is now directing "Just Mercy", an adaptation of lawyer and civil rights advocate Bryan Stevenson's memoir, featuring Larson and Michael B. Jordan. (If the pattern holds, the dramatic and comedic aspects of this movie will be great, but the action will suffer.) He broke onto the scene with I Am Not a Hipster back in 2012 (/Film's Peter Sciretta really dug that movie) before getting all kinds of attention with Short Term 12 the following year, a small, quiet indie that featured one hell of a cast (Kaitlyn Dever, Stephanie Beatriz, and John Gallagher Jr. were also in that one). Cretton collaborated with Larson again on The Glass Castle, which is based on Jeannette Walls' memoir.More news: Odell Beckham Jr. asks LeBron if he can borrow his Akron mansion
Marvel Studios' first Asian superhero movie Shang-Chi now has a director with Destin Daniel Cretton, who is directing Just Mercy, a film he wrote that happens to star Captain Marvel's Brie Larson and Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan. Callaham also wrote Wonder Woman 1984, and is writing Zombieland: Double Tap, The Expendables 4, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 and a new Mortal Kombat.
Shang-Chi is the creation of Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin, who made his debut in 1973. Late past year, we learned that Marvel Studios is developing a new film starring Shang-Chi, the martial artist superhero created in 1973 by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. That series ran from 1974 to 1983. More recently, Shang-Chi has appeared as a member of Heroes for Hire and various iterations of The Avengers. What we do know is that at some point, mutants will be introduced into the franchise, The Eternals will shed some light on the deep history of the universe and we also know that the studio is eager to get Shang-Chi into production.More news: K-pop star Jung Joon-young quits over sex tape scandal
There's no timetable in place for Shang-Chi yet, and we don't know what the studio's approach to the character is going to be (aside from that "modernized" comment).More news: Google Releases Android Q Beta for Developers, Early Adopters