On the movie front, 2020 hasn’t exactly been a good year. Most upcoming blockbusters like Dune, A Quiet Place Part 2, and No Time To Die have all been pushed back a full year. While 2020 hasn’t also been good news for the upcoming Phase 4 MCU films, we are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Over the last weekend, the 25th MCU movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings have wrapped filming in both Australia and San Franciso!
In an Instagram post, Shang-Chi and Kim’s Convenience star, Simu Liu, celebrated the wrapped production by saying:
“Our crew came to get it DONE!
This shoot was a marathon like no other, broken up by a massive four-month hiatus during which the world completely and irrevocably changed.
We finally returned to principal photography in July with a promise that we were going to do it right, emphasizing the health and safety of our hundreds of crew members. Through the thirteen-odd weeks back we made on-set safety an absolute priority, starting from masks and frequent sanitization to rapid testing and pod systems. Everyone sacrificed, and in the end?
Over 40,000 COVID tests without a SINGLE positive.
From the lights to the sound, behind the screen and in front, I’m so proud of this crew of people and I can’t wait to show you what we made with @destindaniel.
Also – I know, I have to get rid of that chandelier…
With the ongoing pandemic it’s amazing they were able to pull this off without any stalling within production! Somewhere down the line reshoots are gonna happen and it’s a common thing with big movies. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will be Marvel and Disney’s first Asian led comic book movie! Besides Simu Liu, the cast as of now includes Tony Leung as the real Mandarin in the MCU and Awkwaina in an undisclosed role. The movie is directed by Destin Daniel.
Other recent news that has hit the web for Phase 4 is the casting of The Baby-Sitter’s Club (2020) star, Xochitl Gomez, in the upcoming Doctor Strange sequel and Egyptian filmmaker, Mohamed Diab, directing Moon Knight for Disney+. Ex Machina and Star Wars actor, Oscar Isaac, is in negotiations to play Moon Knight.
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