Marvel has roped in Destin Daniel Cretton to direct its first project with an Asian lead, "Shang-Chi".
According to The Hollywood Reporter, other filmmakers who were being considered to helm the film were Justin Tipping ("Dear White People"), Alan Yang ("Master of Young") and Deborah Chow ("Jessica Jones").
Shang-Chi was trained as a martial artist assassin by his father, the infamous pulp villain Fu Manchu, but later became a hero after rebelling against his father. A hit character in the '70s, Shang-Chi recently witnessed a revival as a member of the Avengers during 2012's Marvel Now! Publishing event.
Marvel Studios is said to be planning on assembling a largely Asian-American and Asian cast for the feature.
Next, Cretton is reuniting with Larson for their third project, "Just Mercy", also featuring "Black Panther" star Michael B Jordan.
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