Destin Daniel Cretton To Direct Marvel's First Asian-Led Film 'Shang-Chi'

Marvel Taps Director Destin Daniel Cretton for Shang-Chi Its First Asian Superhero Movie Reports

This follows the report from December that said Marvel had hired Dave Callaham (Wonder Woman 1984), an American writer of Chinese descent, to script the film. Larson also starred in Cretton's Short Term 12, where she first started getting attention as an actor, and in 2017's adaptation of The Glass Castle.

Marvel Studios has reportedly tapped Short Term 12 writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton to helm Shang-Chi, which would be its first superhero movie with as Asian character in the lead. When Shang-Chi was finally allowed to venture into the outside world in order to do his father's bidding, he learned about his father's evil ways and faked his own death before embarking on a mission to take down Fu Manchu's criminal empire. He's now at work on the drama Just Mercy, which co-stars Larson and fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe alum Michael B. Jordan.

Shang-Chi joins an ever-growing field of developing projects that will reshape the MCU following the events of Avengers: Endgame.

Cretton and Callaham are both Asian-American filmmakers. Cretton's actually working with Larson again right now, on an upcoming release called Just Mercy.


It was announced late a year ago that Marvel Studios was developing a movie based on Marvel Comics' Shang-Chi with Dave Callaham writing the screenplay.

Are you excited to see Marvel Studios' first Asian superhero franchise?

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel also plans to feature a largely Asian and Asian-American cast in the movie.

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