Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi"

Destin Daniel Cretton ("Short Term 12") will direct the supernatural martial arts feature "Shang-Chi" for Marvel Studios, adapting the Marvel Comics character, with a screenplay by Dave Callaham ("Wonder Woman 1984"), in the first superhero/monster movie for the studio, starring an Asian actor as the lead:

Created by writer Steve Englehart and illustrator Jim Starlin, "...'Shang-Chi' is the son of a China-based globalist who raised and educated his progeny in a reclusive compound, closed off to the outside world. 

"The son trained in the martial arts and developed unsurpassed skills. 

"He is eventually introduced to the outside world to do his father’s bidding, then has to come to grips with the fact...

"...his revered father might not be the humanitarian he claims to be...

"...and is closer to what others call him: 'The Devil’s Doctor'. 

"He also might be centuries old..."

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