While we're fresh off the release of Captain Marvel and eagerly awaiting Avengers: Endgame to tell us what to expect for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Marvel has just announced the director for its first Asian superhero movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Destin Daniel Cretton will direct the MCU movie based on the "Master of Kung-Fu" Shang-Chi. This will be the MCU's first film featuring an Asian actor in the lead with Marvel planning to put together a big Asian and Asian-American cast.
Now if you're wondering who exactly Shang-Chi is then we got you covered because in the comics he has the ability to create duplicates of himself and has a mastery of the martial arts as well.
Cretton has previously directed Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle, which both starred Captain Marvel herself Brie Larson, and is currently working on his new film called Just Mercy that stars Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson.
Another interesting note is that Marvel Studios has had the rights to the Shang-Chi film since 2006 when it made a film deal with Paramount Picture to purchase the film rights for Captain America, Nick Fury, Doctor Strange, Hawkeye, Black Panther, and Cloak and Dagger as well. So far Marvel's being doing real well off that deal!
We could totally see Henry Golding or Harry Shum Jr. make their debuts in the MCU! Who do you think should take on the role of Shang-Chi?