It was recently reported that Marvel Studios is developing a feature film based on their Asian superhero Shang-Chi and has enlisted Wonder Woman 1984 screenwriter Dave Callaham to pen the script. They hope to update the character for modern audiences along with an aim to hire an Asian direct with a mostly Asian cast. Giving Marvel Studios their first Asian led superhero movie.
We’ve heard of plenty of actors campaigning to play an Asian/Asian-American take on Namor, but we now have someone interested in playing Shang-Chi. ScreenRant spoke Aquaman’s Ludi Lin, who happens to be Chinese-Canadian and asked him if the leading superhero role interested him.
“It’s definitely something I want to do. To do an Asian-centric superhero. To tell that story. I mean ideally, I’d like to design my own superhero, make my own creation. But I think the Marvel world is pretty incredible as well. Especially in honor of Stan Lee, the person who created this entire, I mean like an entire universe. You know what I mean? It’s pretty incredible. And I think it would be great because it would take another big step towards representation.”
Lin wouldn’t be a shocking choice as Disney cast his Power Rangers co-star, Naomi Scott in their live-action Aladdin movie.
Without a director announce it’s hard to say when they’ll get cameras rolling and Marvel Studios hasn’t even confirmed they’re even working on the project.
SOURCE: SCREEN RANT