It’s one of the most popular hypotheticals to be debated in superhero fan circles: who would win in a fight? Superman or Batman? Captain America or Iron Man? Shang-Chi or everybody else? Simu Liu, who is set to make his debut as the first Asian Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero in this year’s Shang-Chi and the The Legend of the Ten Rings, thinks he knows the answer for the latter. And since we haven’t seen any footage yet from the upcoming Marvel Studios film, we’ll just have to take his word for it.
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Last night, The Walt Disney Company performed a show of strength unlike anything we’ve seen outside of Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con by unleashing details and plans for new entries in several of its biggest franchises, including properties from Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation. Since a number of movies received slight schedule adjustments, here is a comprehensive look at the confirmed release dates for a ton of film and streaming projects that fans are excited to see. Read More »
Disney has pushed back its entire fall theatrical release schedule by several months, moving films like Marvel’s Black Widow and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story to 2021. Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile, originally set to premiere in theaters in October 2020, has been pushed back to December, while 2021 films like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals have been moved deeper into 2021. The only major fall film to keep its release date is Pixar’s Soul, which stays in its late November release slot, despite expectations that it would be delayed or get dropped on Disney+.
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While many areas of the United States are dealing with a severe rise in COVID-19 cases, much of the rest of the world has squashed the spread of the coronavirus pandemic rather successfully. As they’ve reopened businesses, people around the world have been responsible about wearing masks and social distancing, and that means film and TV production is in the process of starting again. While Disney already has Avatar 2 back to work in New Zealand, Marvel Studios is looking to turn on the Hollywood machine again in Australia.
Disney and Marvel are looking at resuming production on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings sometime later this month at Fox Studios in Sydney. But as with most plans Hollywood has right now, nothing is set in stone. Read More »
What happens when an unstoppable pandemic meets an unmovable movie franchise? Well, first that unmovable movie franchise promptly moves. And then Disney sets new dates for the next slate of films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, working under the assumption that time is on their side.
Several weeks after Marvel Studios’ Black Widow was delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the powerhouse studio has shuffled its slate. The first solo adventure starring Scarlett Johansson’s super-spy will now open later this year, triggering a domino effect that sees the entire new phase of movies, including The Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Captain Marvel 2 shuffled around the schedule.
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Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is shutting down production due to coronavirus concerns. Director Destin Daniel Cretton has gone into self-isolation under the recommendation of a doctor and is currently awaiting results after being tested for coronavirus (aka COVID-19). Marvel and Disney have decided to suspend first unit production until Cretton’s results come back.
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Could Nebula‘s story have more to tell in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? How is the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow crossover with Supernatural explained? Which character had a bunch of fight footage cut from Avengers: Endgame? Want to see the first set photos from Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings? How did Black Widow almost die in Avengers: Endgame? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits right here. Read More »
Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has reportedly recruited professional heavyweight boxer Florian Munteanu, best known for his performance as the antagonist of Creed II, as a minor villain. A new report suggests that Munteanu has joined the Shang-Chi cast as a “secondary villain” to Tony Leung’s Mandarin.
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At this past summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton took the stage in Hall H to introduce Simu Liu, the star of his upcoming superhero movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the first Marvel Studios film with an Asian protagonist. The presence of the organization in the film’s title – the Ten Rings, the terrorist group that captured Iron Man in the very first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie – is essentially all we know about the movie up to this point. But in a new interview, Cretton has revealed that the film will be tonally similar to The Matrix, Lilly and Lana Wachowski’s game-changing 1999 sci-fi action masterpiece.
And to ensure that the film feels appropriately Matrix-y, Cretton and Marvel have hired The Matrix cinematographer Bill Pope to shoot Shang-Chi. Read Cretton’s recent comments below.
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