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Marvel's 'Shang Chi' Set to Resume Filming Soon

Marvel‘s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is heading back to production amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The film is hoping to restart production in late July in Sydney, Australia, Deadline reports. The film first began shooting in February, but was shut down due to Coronavirus. The studio is taking “careful steps” to ensure safety.

Everyone arriving in Australia will be immediately quarantined before being able to start work.

Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung all star in the film.

The film has a release date of May 7, 2021 at the moment and it’s expected to kick off next year’s summer box office.

If you missed it, one Marvel star recently called out the studio for lack of diversity.

Zendaya, Awkwafina & More Celebrities Invited to Join Academy

Zendaya, Awkwafina, and more stars were among the celebrities invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

According to THR, of the 819 people invited, “45 percent went to women, 36 percent to people of color and 49 percent to people based outside of the United States.”

Academy President David Rubin said, “The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences. We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of our global film community, and never more so than now.”

Click inside to see the full list of the actors and actresses invited to join the Academy this year…More Here! »

'Jumanji' Co-Stars Awkwafina & Karen Gillan to Reunite in Action-Comedy 'Shelly'

Awkwafina and Karen Gillan are reuniting!

The 31-year-old Crazy Rich Asians star and the 32-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy actress are set to team up in the upcoming action-comedy Shelly, Deadline reported Thursday (May 28).

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The two co-starred in Jumanji: The Next Level together, and will reunite for this Jude Weng-directed film.

Here’s a plot summary: “The story place a decade after an embarrassing prom prank ran Shelly Wheeler (Awkwafina) out of town and so hardened her heart that she became an ice-cold hit-woman. Revenge threatens to be sweet when she learns her next target is her former high school tormentor, Dianna Park (Gillan). But when Dianna unexpectedly befriends Shelly, the assassin finds herself in with the cool crowd, protecting her old nemesis against another hit crew hired to kill them both. The tone is Mean Girls meets Barry.”

Awkwafina recently spoke out about the pandemic, and the rhetoric coming out of the White House…

Marvel's 'Shang-Chi' Director Shares First Photo of Cast Together!

The Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings just began filming before productions were shut down because of the ongoing health crisis.

Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of the upcoming movie, has shared a new photo that he snapped with the film’s lead actors from their last hangout before they went into quarantine.

“Pre-covid hang with @awkwafina, @simuliu & the legend Tony Leung. This was our last night out before Corona punched the world in the face,” Destin captioned the photo.

Pictured in the photo are stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, and Tony Leung.

Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Celine Dion & Many More Join Lady Gaga's 'One World: Together at Home' Event

Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, and Shawn Mendes are just a trio of the artists who have joined the One World: Together at Home event.

Happening this weekend on Saturday (April 18), the three stars will also be joined by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Usher and Victoria Beckham for the charitable event.

One World: Together At Home is the first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19.

Curated by Lady Gaga, it will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

See which other stars will be participating in the event on JustJared now!

Awkwafina Opens Up About Global Pandemic & 'Cruelty' of Rhetoric

Awkwafina is opening up with her thoughts about the global health crisis.

The 31-year-old Crazy Rich Asians star posted an update on Tuesday (March 24) on her Instagram.

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“Have been away working for the past few months in all of this devastation, and wanted to make double sure I was OK to travel before coming back home to the US. Haven’t said much about this whole thing because mostly I am just saddened by it. I worry for those who are most at risk for serious illness, the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions. I am saddened by the rhetoric that has come out of this, and the cruelty that came as a result,” she wrote.

“I hope that while we self isolate and socially distance to stay safe, we also stay sane and calm. Wishing everyone a sense of peace during this bats–t crazy time – I will be locking myself up for the next 2 weeks rewatching the Tiger King. Love you all ❤️❤️❤️”

Many stars have also been critical of the rhetoric coming out of the White House, calling it racist. See what they’ve said…

Brad Pitt Has an Urgent Message Ahead of the U.S. Election - Watch! (Video)

Brad Pitt is teaming up with some A-list friends to spread an important message: vote!

Ahead of Super Tuesday, W Magazine released a PSA urging people to register to vote in the upcoming coming election cycle on Wednesday (February 26).

The star-studded clip includes Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Charlize Theron, Antonio Banderas, Cynthia Erivo, Chris Evans, Adam Sandler, Shia Labeouf, Willem Dafoe, Dakota Fanning, Margaret Qualley, Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever, Olivia Wilde and Awkwafina, among others.

The message is clear: regardless of political affiliation, it’s never been more important to register and vote.

Brad Pitt was also seen arriving at Paris-Charles De Gaulle airport on Tuesday (February 25) during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France. Check out the photos inside…

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