Marvel’s Shang-Chi is in The Works
Future of The MCU
Marvel’s Shang-Chi is in development. He was the son of Fu Man Chu, for those of you familiar. Marvel sold those rights if I am not mistaken, so not sure if his origin story will be the same. Marvel’s Shang-Chi is being fast tracked at the moment. It will be the first Asian Protagonist featured in a film for the franchise.
According to Deadline:
Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 1973, hatched by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin. The script will modernize the hero to avoid stereotypes that many comic characters of that era were saddled with. The comic launched around the time that Enter the Dragon became a global sensation and martial arts films raged.
The studio has set Chinese-American writer Dave Callaham to write the screenplay. Callaham has strong credentials in the superhero and franchise-building realms and his own experiences as a Chinese-American will inform the Shang-Chi movie mythology, sources said. His recent work includes co-writing with Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns the upcoming DC Warner Bros sequel Wonder Woman 1984, and he is writing Sony’s animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2
Let’s hope that this adaptation takes off like the rest of the MCU. Who would you like to see playing the lead role? Let us know in the comments.