Enable Javscript for better performance
First production pic of Marvel's Shang-Chi shared by director- Cinema express

First production picture of Marvel's Shang-Chi shared by director

The film's director Destin Daniel Cretton shared a black-and-white photograph of himself with stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung

Published: 22nd April 2020

Fans have been excited ever since it was announced that Marvel's first Asian origin superhero is set to be launched in Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, and the film's director Destin Daniel Cretton has now shared the first photograph of the cast from a meeting before production was shut down due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Cretton took to social media to share a black-and-white photograph of himself with stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung.

"Pre-covid hang with Awkwafina, Simu Liu and the legend Tony Leung," Cretton wrote in his caption. "This was our last night out before Corona punched the world in the face," he added.

Last month, Marvel Studios suspended production of the film after Cretton was advised by a doctor to go into self-isolation due to coronavirus concerns. Filming had started in February in Sydney.

Daniel Cretton had tested for the virus though it came back negative. He revealed this, adding that he took the test because he "was working in close proximity with some people who had potentially been exposed."

In the film, Simu Liu stars as the title character with Awkwafina playing an unspecified character and Tony Leung playing the iconic comic book villain known as The Mandarin. Liu will become the first Asian actor ever to play the lead character in a Marvel Studios superhero adventure.

While there is no word on when production will start back up, Marvel has pushed the release of the movie from February 12, 2021 to May 7, 2021. If production doesn't resume soon, this date may be pushed again.

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


Which is your favourite time travel film in Tamil?

Indru Netru Naalai