Production is halted on ‘Shang-Chi’ as director Destin Daniel Cretton is advised to self-isolate

It looks like the latest film to be hit by Coronavirus is Marvel’s upcoming Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as production in Australia is forced to temporarily suspend while director Destin Daniel Cretton self-isolates.

According to THR, Disney has decided to suspend first unit production but insiders insist that the second unit and other production aspects will continue to move ahead.

Here’s the note to the movie’s crew below:

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. 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.

This is an unprecedented time. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work through this.

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Shang-Chi stars Simu Liu as martial arts master Shang-Chi, with Awkwafina and Tony Leung. The film has a Feb. 12, 2021 release date.

Nicola Austin

Lover of all things Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, Disney, Pokemon and Studio Ghibli. Favourite superhero is Ms Marvel closely followed by Spider-Man.

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