Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” Joins a Long List of Movies to Halt Production
It seems everyday another movie premiere is delayed or filming is halted. The latest addition to the list is Marvel’s “Shang-Chi“. The movie has been filming in Australia since February.
The halt to filming happened after director, Destin Daniel Cretton, chose to self-isolate. He is a new father and requested a COVID-19 test and is in isolation awaiting the results. Australia has had several cases of positive COVID-19 tests. The most well-known being Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson.
Here is Marvel’s note to the crew:
“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.” (variety.com)
It is unknown how long filming will be halted or if it will change the 2021 release date.
“Shang-Chi” is from original Marvel comics and follows Shang, a half-Chinese, half-American superhero who is the master of several weapons.
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