SHANG-CHI Shortlist Reportedly Includes AQUAMAN's Ludi Lin; Donnie Yen Also Said To Be Up For Role

SHANG-CHI Shortlist Reportedly Includes AQUAMAN's Ludi Lin; Donnie Yen Also Said To Be Up For Role

Reports indicate that Marvel Studios is looking at a November shoot for the Shang-Chi movie, and we now have word on two actors that may be on the shortlist for lead roles. Find out more after the jump...

All signs point to Marvel Studios getting Shang-Chi into production later this year, and we now have word on two actors who may be in line for lead roles in the film.

According to That Hashtag Show, Ludi Lin (Aquaman, Black Mirror, Power Rangers) is a top choice to play the titular martial arts expert - although there's no indication that he has met with the studio about the role just yet. Apparently, 13 Reasons Why actor Ross Butler is also on Kevin Feige's radar.

In addition, Marvel reportedly "hopes to meet" with the legendary Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) for another lead role. While there is a chance it's Shang-Chi himself, it's far more likely to be the mysterious "wise old statesman" character we heard about last month.

While THS has brkle plenty of scoops in the past, we'll have to take this as a rumor for the time being. If there's anything to it, expect the trades to weigh in sooner rather than later.

Shang-Chi will be directed by Destin Cretton from a acrip by David Callaham
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