SHANG-CHI Movie In The Works At Marvel Studios With WONDER WOMAN 1984 Co-Writer On Board

SHANG-CHI Movie In The Works At Marvel Studios With WONDER WOMAN 1984 Co-Writer On Board

SHANG-CHI Movie In The Works At Marvel Studios With WONDER WOMAN 1984 Co-Writer On Board

Marvel Studios is reportedly fast-tracking a Shang-Chi movie to be its first superhero tentpole franchise with an Asian protagonist, and has hired Chinese-American writer Dave Callaham to pen the script...

There's a Shang-Chi movie in development at Marvel Studios!

According to Deadline, the project is being fast-tracked with Wonder Woman 1984 writer Dave Callaham on board to pen the screenplay.

With Black Panther, director Ryan Coogler and a predominantly black cast managed to tap into African and African American culture with great success, and Marvel is hoping Shang-Chi will follow a similar path by "introducing a new hero who blends Asian and Asian American themes, crafted by Asian and Asian American filmmakers." The studio is said to be looking at a number of Asian and Asian-American directors for the project.

In the comics, Shang-Chi is the son of Fu Manchu, and his considerable martial arts skills earn him the title "Master of Kung Fu." He has been a member of The Avengers and Heroes for Hire. Apparently, the script will "modernize the hero to avoid stereotypes that many comic characters of the era were saddled with."

In addition to working on the script for the Wonder Woman sequel with Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns, Callaham has been hired to write the sequel to Sony's Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, and currently has several other big projects in the works.

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