Destin Daniel Cretton returns for 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' sequel

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: A sequel to Marvel’s 2021 film ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is finally on cards.

The movie’s writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton is returning for the second installment. He will serve as a writer and director for the upcoming sequel. Cretton is also developing a Marvel series for Disney Plus. Not much is known about Cretton’s Marvel series on Disney Plus, but sources have told Variety that it is a comedy.

Cretton has signed an overall deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective that will allow him to produce TV projects as well as the sequel to the Simu Liu film. He co-wrote and directed the first film in the franchise which debuted in theatres in September 2021.

The movie grossed USD 431.9 million at the worldwide box office, according to Box Office Mojo.

The film also made history for the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the first to feature an Asian lead and mostly Asian cast, which included Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina and Tony Leung, Meng’er Zhang, Ben Kingsley, Benedict Wong, Ronny Chieng and Fala Chen.

Liu, 32, penned a heartfelt letter on the movie’s premiere day as he made history as the first AAPO superhero to lead a film in the MCU.

“The sun rose today to a world where Asian superheroes exist as the leads of their story; that is the gift that [director Destin Daniel Cretton] and @marvelstudios has bestowed upon all of us, across all communities, everywhere. A celebration and a sharing of culture, of language, of laughter, of excitement, of sorrow and of heartbreak,” he began the caption.

“I need to say a few words about our director, who has put more work into this thing than you could possibly imagine. Thank you for making this all happen, Destin. For your thoughtfulness, for the dedication and commitment you showed each and every day, for the personal sacrifices you made, and for giving me the opportunity to be a vessel for your story,” Liu wrote. “I will never be able to repay what I have learned from my time with you.”

‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ is now available to stream on Disney+.


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