As the coronavirus pandemic made its way across the world, any activity that required groups of people to gather in one place became a serious health risk. For the movie industry, this meant the shuttering of cinemas, cancelling of festivals and a halt on film production.
It’s been a harrowing few months, but thankfully some parts of the world are getting back to business (with safety restrictions in place). This means production on movies and television shows can resume.
One of the first Marvel projects to restart production is Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings.
A report by Australia’s 7News confirmed that the entire cast and crew are back in the country. The news outlet also shared a video which shows off the film’s massive village set in Sydney.
“It’s not Asia and it’s not Hollywood. It is Western Sydney, home to the newest addition of the Marvel movie franchise. The 7NEWS chopper captured these scenes today as work resumed building the set for the upcoming production, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. #7NEWS”
It's not Asia and it's not Hollywood; it is Western Sydney, home to the newest addition of the @Marvel movie franchise. The 7NEWS chopper captured these scenes today as work resumed building the set for the upcoming production, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/pvDbMyRHlb
— 7NEWS Sydney (@7NewsSydney) August 2, 2020
According to the report, everyone involved in the project will be required to enter quarantine before being given the all-clear to resume shooting.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script by David Callaham, Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings will star Canadian actor Simu Liu as the Master of Kung-Fu.
Marvel’s first Asian superhero-led movie will also star Golden Globe-winning actress Awkwafina and renowned Hong Kong actor Tony Leung as The Mandarin. Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh and Creed II actor and professional boxer Florian Munteanu are also rumoured to have joined the cast.
Created by Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin, Shang-Chi first appeared in 1973’s Special Marvel Edition #15 in the Bronze Age of Comic Books. Often referred to as the Master of Kung Fu, he is proficient in numerous unarmed and weaponry-based wushu styles, including the use of the gùn, nunchaku, and jian. Shang-Chi later gains the power to create countless duplicates of himself and joins the Avengers.
Originally scheduled for a February 2021 release, Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings has now been pushed back to May 7, 2021.
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