Marvel Studios is fast-tracking Shang-Chi to be its first superhero movie tentpole franchise with an Asian actor.
The studio has set Chinese-American scribe Dave Callaham to write the screenplay, and Deadline hears Marvel is already looking at a number of Asian and Asian-American directors who want to do something as monumental as was accomplished in Marvel's first viable Best Picture candidate, Black Panther.
The goal here is to do a thing: introduce a new hero who blends Asian and Asian American themes, crafted by Asian and Asian American filmmakers.
Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 1973.
上气于1973年12月首次出现在《Special Marvel Edition》第15版中。
The script will modernize the hero to avoid stereotypes that many comic characters of that era were saddled with.
In the comics, Shang-Chi is raised in his reclusive China compound, closed off to the outside world.
Shang-Chi trained in the martial arts and developed unsurpassed skills.
He is eventually introduced to the outside world to do his fathe's bidding, and then has to come to grips with the fact his revered father might not be the humanitarian he has claimed to be and is closer to what others call him: The Devil's Doctor.
The design inspiration of Shang-Chi comes from Bruce lee, a Chinese martial artist and martial arts star.