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Marvel Studios developing 'Shang-Chi' film

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

is developing a movie about its martial arts and has set "1984" to pen the screenplay.

According to Deadline, the project would act as the studio's first stand-alone movie with an Asian lead. A is not yet attached.

Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu, debuted in 1973's Special Marvel Edition No 15, created by and Thanos creator after an attempt to acquire the comic book rights to the television series "Kung Fu" fell through.

The son of infamous pulp villain Fu Manchu, was trained as a martial assassin by his father, only to rebel against him and become a instead.

The character was a massive success through the 1970s, and was recently revived as a member of the during 2012's Marvel Now! Publishing event.

has also made guest appearances in other titles such as "Marvel Team-Up", "Marvel Knights" and "X-Men".

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 11:40 IST