Shang Chi Is Marvel's Newest Superhero

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Marvel is known for creating some of the most complex and enjoyable superhero movies of the century. Recently, they have been expanding with female and African-American led movies such as Black Panther and Captain Marvel. Now they are spreading to Asian-Americans with Shang Chi, the master of martial arts.

They have now found a director, Destin Daniel Cretton, who is currently directing “The Glass Castle” starring Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan. They have also hired Dave Callaham to write the script.

In the original Marvel comics, Shang is half-Chinese, half-Caucasian and a master of weaponry based Wushu styles. He was created by writer Steve Englehart and artist Jim Starlin. He first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 in 1973.

The head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, is producing the film, while Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, and Jonathan Schwartz are executive producers on the movie.

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