Destin Daniel Cretton has signed on to helm the sequel to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and a new Marvel Studios series coming to Disney Plus.
Deadline has revealed that Destin Daniel Cretton has partnered with Disney on an exclusive multi-year overall deal that includes Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective. Under the agreement, Cretton is set to write and direct the sequel to the hit Simu Liu starrer Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The filmmaker is also working on a Marvel Studios series for Disney Plus.
“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,” said Marvel’s Kevin Feige.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was released in theaters this past September, earning more than $431 million at the worldwide box office. Cretton also worked on the film’s script with David Callaham, who is currently writing the live-action remake of Hercules for Disney.
Here is the synopsis for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:
“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley and Tony Leung. The film is currently available on Disney Plus.
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