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Marvel's 'Shang-Chi' Suspends Production as Director Isolates Himself

Marvel's 'Shang-Chi' Suspends Production as Director Isolates Himself

Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has temporarily halted production due to coronavirus concerns.

Director Destin Daniel Cretton has self-isolated following the recommendation of a doctor, THR reports.

Shang-Chi – which has been shooting in Australia – is reportedly not shutting down, and second unit and other production elements will continue to go forward.

The film stars Simu Liu as Marvel’s first Asian superhero.

Read the note sent to the crew below:

“As many of you know, Destin, our director, has a new born baby. He wanted to exercise additional caution given the current environment and decided to get tested for Covid-19 today. He is currently self-isolating under the recommendation of his doctor. While he waits for the results of the test, we are suspending 1st unit production in an abundance of caution until he gets the results this coming week. Second unit and off production will continue as normal. We will reach out to everyone by Tuesday for the latest update.

This is an unprecedented time. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work through this.”

Get the latest coronavirus updates here.

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Posted to: Coronavirus, Destin Daniel Cretton, Movies, Simu Liu

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