Marvel Studios' SHANG-CHI Suspends Filming Due to CORONAVIRUS Issues

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Credit: Marvel Studios
Credit: Marvel Comics

UpdatedShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings entire production, including second unit work, has been suspended by Disney, along with all Disney films in current or pre-production.


Original story: Filming and production on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been temporarily suspended due to concern surrounding the COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) pandemic, as reported by Variety. The movie, which had been filming in Australia since February, has postponed first-unit work but is allowing the second-unit to continue operations.

Director Destin Daniel Cretton has decided to self-isolate himself due to COVID-19 and the recent birth of a son.

"As many of you know, Destin, our director,  has a new born baby. He wanted to exercise additional caution given the current environment and decided to get tested for COVID-19 today," reads a statement from Marvel Studios to the Shang-Chi crew, according to Variety. "He is currently self-isolating under the recommendation of his doctor. While he waits for the results of the test, we are suspending 1st unit production in an abundance of caution until he gets the results this coming week. Second unit and off production will continue as normal.  We will reach out to everyone by Tuesday for the latest update."

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is due out in theaters February 21, 2021.

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