Marvel fans rejoice, Deadline has learned that Marvel Studios is looking to resume production on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings later this month at Fox studios in Sydney Australia.
The film is prepping now, with the studio reportedly taking “careful steps” to keep the cast and crew safe and healthy. The cast and crew are expected to be quarantined upon their arrival to Australia. Accommodations for those in quarantine are identified by the government.
The film started production back in February and was shutdown a month later due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Shang-Chi reps the second movie from Walt Disney Studios that is resuming following 20th Century Studios’ Avatar 2 which got back to work last month in New Zealand. We have steadily been hearing that Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid will also start production later this month at Pinewood Studios in London.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Just Mercy), the film is set to star newcomer Simu Liu as the titular hero, popular Chinese actor Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs) playing the main villain, the Mandarin, with Awkwafina (Jumanji: The Next Level, Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Yeoh (Kung Fu Panda 2), Rosalind Chao, (Mulan), and stand up comedian Ronnie Chieng all roles are currently unknown at this time.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings will be in theaters on May 7, 2021.