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Marvel eyes Shang-Chi for next diversity-driven movie

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-  /  Sat, December 8, 2018  /  08:07 pm
Marvel eyes Shang-Chi for next diversity-driven movie

Marvel is planning a Shang-Chi superhero movie, as it works toward inclusive representation in its films. (Marvel/File)

Post Avengers 4 plans seem to already be set into motion as, according to reports, Marvel is planning a Shang-Chi superhero movie.

The studio revealed Monday that Shang-Chi, Marvel’s own master of kung fu, could be joining the roster of hero-centered films like Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Captain America, Ant-Man and Black Panther, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, has openly discussed his desire for representation in Marvel’s future films, both on screen and behind the scenes, which can be seen from Marvel’s move in assigning Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden as co-directors of Captain Marvel, while Chloe Zhao was assigned to work on The Eternals and Cate Shortland on a Black Widow movie.

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Shang-Chi is said to be screen-written by Dave Callaham, who was also on set for Wonder Woman 1984 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 for script duties. The Hollywood Reporter is already comparing Shang-Chi to Black Panther, which could possibly be due to the surprise success of Crazy Rich Asians, a film that features an Asian cast.

The Asian-American comic-book character first appeared in Special Marvel Edition No. 15 in 1973 and was created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. (acr/wng)

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