It’s starting to look like that Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi movie directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12, Just Mercy) and written by Dave Callaham (The Expendables, Wonder Woman 84, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse 2) might be happening sooner than we previously expected.

DiscussingFilm posted a new tweet that may have revealed the first bit of production crew information for the new Asian superhero franchise which would see Colossal production designer Sue Chan attached to work on the film.

Chan was also the supervising art director on Zack Snyder’s 300 and David Fincher’s Gone Girl.

Hiring crew members at this stage could give the impression that things are moving a little quicker than we had assumed and might support rumblings from local Australian outlets (along with recent rumors online) that Shang-Chi might indeed be the Marvel Studios feature film project heading to Fox Studios Australia in Syndey, New South Wales, Australia.

Although it doesn’t quite look like it’s anywhere close to being confirmed until we get some concrete production dates for Shang-Chi and Destin’s upcoming WarnerMedia series Toyko Vice starring Ansel Elgort.

However, Australia just happens to be in close proximity of various Asian nations that could be used for the production as secondary and exterior filming locations, considering Shang-Chi is a globetrotter/spy seeing the production shoot in multiple countries like Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow would make a lot of sense.

I’m also very curious who Marvel Studios will end up casting in the role considering all the interesting candidates that fans have been suggesting since the project was announced via trade reports.

Shang-Chi has still yet to be made official by Marvel Studios and without knowing when the film is expected to shoot we can’t exactly nail-down a release date, but sometime in 2021 is looking like a good bet to make.


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