A Shang-Chi Sequel Is In The Works With Destin Daniel Cretton Back In The Director’s Seat!
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings smashed box office records and is the highest grossing box office hit of 2021, earning $224.5 million domestically and $431.9 million worldwide. As Marvel’s first Asian led superhero movie, there was a lot of pressure for the film to do well, and it not only delivered at the box office, but it also gave us a great story and compelling characters. Now Marvel fans can get excited again because Marvel just confirmed that there’s going to be a Shang-Chi sequel and director Destin Daniel Cretton will be back!
Destin Daniel Cretton Will Be Back For The Shang-Chi Sequel? Heck Yeah!
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Cretton, whose first project with Marvel was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, just signed an overall deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective, which will allow him to produce television projects for both. The deal also includes the Shang-Chi sequel and an as-of-now-unnamed Disney+ series. Representatives from both Marvel and Hulu are excited to work with Cretton. Tara Duncan, president, Freeform & Hulu’s Onyx Collective, said:
“Destin is a powerhouse storyteller with impeccable taste in material. As we continue to expand our roster, Destin’s unique voice will help usher in an exciting slate of content for our global audience.”
Similarly, president of Marvel Studios and chief creative officer of Marvel, Kevin Feige, said:
“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started.”
Cretton is producing his projects via his new shingle, Family Owned, which he launched with his partner Asher Goldstein. Family Owned is focused on building up film and television series that highlight the experiences of communities that have traditionally been overlooked by pop culture, which is vital to Hollywood, especially since they still seem to have a diversity problem. Similarly, in his work with Hulu’s Onyx Collective, Cretton will develop projects that highlight telling stories from artists of color and underrepresented voices.
Cretton first got his start in the film festival circuit, with his first feature, I Am Not a Hipster, debuting at Sundance in 2013. In the same year, he released the foster care drama Short Term 12 at SXSW, which helped launch Brie Larson’s career. He went on to direct The Glass Castle and Just Mercy.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is currently streaming on Disney+.
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