KEVIN FEIGE Sees SHANG-CHI as 'Really Different and Special'

Credit: Mike Deodato Jr. (Marvel Comics)
Credit: Mike Deodato Jr. (Marvel Comics)

Shang-Chi is one of several confirmed Marvel Studios films to be shot after Avengers: Endgame, and studio president Kevin Feige said that Shang-Chi's cultural heritage is "very intriguing" to the company.

"I think every movie that we do is a risk. We only want to do movies that people seem to think are risks," Feige said (via the Indo-Asian News Service), when asked if Shang-Chi would be a risk as the company's first film with an Asian lead. "Doing the story of an Asian-American hero of Chinese heritage is something that is very intriguing to us. It will be really different and special."

Shang-Chi has publicly been on Marvel Studios' radar since 2006, and the company recently hired screenwriter David Callaham and director Destin Daniel Cretton to develop a film.

"I hope audiences around the world respond to it in the same way they did to Steve Rogers...whether they have American flag or not," Feige said. "It's about the individual storyline, spectacle and adventure that come with Marvel Studios movies."

Marvel Studios has not set a release date for Shang-Chi.

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