Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings to ReStart Production This Month

Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is looking to restart filming later this month at Fox Studios. The Destin Daniel Cretton-directed film is in prep now, and a Sydney source says that Marvel is taking “careful steps.” The movie began filming back in February. The pic is expected to kick off next summer’s box office on May 7, 2021.


Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings, the third film in Phase 4 of the MCU, is now sitting on a May 7, 2021 release date, roughly three months after its intended one. The film didn’t get a chance to wrap up filming once the pandemic set in, leaving an unknown portion of it still undone. It’s also likely that the Asian-led MCU film will face further delays due to filming restrictions set in certain countries. The last bit of behind-the-scenes evidence we got was when co-stars Simu Liu and Awkwafina were spotted filming a night club scene of the sorts late April.


Shang-Chi represents 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.

The cast and crew of Shang-Chi who travel to Australia will reportedly be quarantined upon arrival per the country’s guidance. Accommodations for those in quarantine are identified by the government.

Shang-Chi‘s first unit production paused back in March, as Cretton self-isolated himself after consulting a doctor and being tested for COVID-19. The director took extra precautions given his newborn baby. Cretton’s test came back negative.

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