Marvel Studios has often reached into the independent film world to pluck talented filmmakers for their superhero movies, and they’ve done it again with their Shang-Chi director. The studio is reportedly hiring Destin Daniel Cretton to direct their first superhero movie with an Asian protagonist. Cretton previously directed Short Term 12, the 2013 indie that starred Brie Larson, Rami Malek, Lakeith Stanfield, and more.
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Marvel Studios set a new precedent when it announced literally years of movies in advance. But the studio weathered scoffs and skepticism to become one of the most lucrative companies today, and the originator of the modern cinematic universe.
But as that 10-year plan comes to an end with the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, the Marvel future slate remains curiously blank. The next wave, commonly called Phase 4, has not yet been announced by Marvel chief Kevin Feige, and it seems like it will stay that way for a few more months.
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How much has Aquaman already made worldwide? When might the second season of Titans begin shooting? Are you ready to swing around Spider-Man PS4 with the suit from Sam Raimi’s movies? Who is playing Batman in the season finale of Titans? Will you read the Spider-Man: Far From Home prelude comic coming in March? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Avengers: Infinity War was a financial smash for Marvel Studios this year, but Black Panther actually made more money in the United States and currently sits at #3 on the all-time box office domestic grosses list. Any studio would love to replicate that kind of success, and it looks like Marvel is taking steps to attempt to catch lightning in a bottle again.
Kevin Feige and his team are reportedly developing a Shang-Chi movie, which is centered on the martial arts master first created in the comics in the 1970s. The film will feature the studio’s first Asian protagonist. Learn more about Shang-Chi below. Read More »