Marvel's Shang-Chi Movie Finds Its Director!

No Comments
Shang-Chi movie has found its director

Marvel Studios' plans for making a Shang-Chi movie became evident last December when it hired Dave Callaham to pen the script for what would be the first Asian-led Marvel Cinematic Universe installment. Now, the project is another step closer to reality as the studio has brought in a director at the helm.

Multiple Hollywood trades are reporting that Destin Daniel Cretton has landed the directorial gig for the Shang-Chi movie. He is best-recognized for writing and directing the acclaimed 2013 independent drama Short Term 12, which provided Brie Larson - our Captain Marvel - with the first leading role of her acting career.

The filmmaker and the actress later collaborated on the 2017 biographical drama The Glass Castle, and are currently hard at work on the upcoming project in the same genre titled Just Mercy, which also stars MCU alum Michael B. Jordan. Larson and Jordan aren't the only ones to have possibly put in a good word for Cretton as he has also partnered with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler in the past on the small-screen project Scenes for Minors.

The also-rans in the race for the Shang-Chi directorial gig: Justin Tipping, Alan Yang and Deborah Chow

The also-rans in the race for the Shang-Chi directorial gig: Justin Tipping, Alan Yang and Deborah Chow (Photo Credit – Focus Features, Flickr and Marvel)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel was also considering a few other directors for the Master of Kung-Fu's standalone movie before making up its mind. The shortlist included Justin Tipping (Dear White People), Alan Yang (Master of None), and Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones).

The Shang-Chi movie currently doesn't have a release date, and there's no word on when it would move into production. But that's nothing to be concerned about as Marvel has been staying tight-lipped on other future projects as well like Black Widow, The Eternals, Black Panther 2, and Doctor Strange 2. We can rest assured that the studio will be a lot more uninhibited once Avengers: Endgame has arrived in theaters.

What do you think about Destin Daniel Cretton landing the Shang-Chi movie's directorial gig? Share via comments and stay tuned for the latest updates!

Previous Post
Emma Watson is reportedly being considered for major role in Black Widow!
Black Widow Rumor: Emma Watson In Marvel's Wishlist For A Major Role!
Next Post
A brand new trailer for Avengers: Endgame has arrived!
New Avengers: Endgame Trailer Sees Our Heroes Vowing To Do Whatever It Takes!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

We use Google Tag Manager to monitor our traffic and to help us AB test new features.

Decline all Services
Accept all Services