Principal digital photography started in February 2020, capturing at Fox Studios Australia in Sydney and also on place throughout the state of New South Wales. Filming was likewise anticipated to happen in Los Angeles. Bill Pope works as cinematographer for the movie. Cretton selected Pope due to the fact that he really felt the cinematographer's design can be both naturalistic and also increased, and also due to Pope's work with The Matrix, which Cretton thought had the appropriate tone for an MCU movie concentrated on Asian and also Asian-American personalities.
On March 12, after workshops had actually begun stopping manufacturing on movies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cretton made a decision to have himself examined for coronavirus after functioning carefully with individuals that had actually possibly been revealed to it. This was a preventative measure as a result of Cretton having a newborn, and also he self-isolated himself while waiting for these outcomes; the examination later on returned unfavorable. While Cretton was self-isolating, Marvel briefly put on hold very first system manufacturing for the movie yet meant for the 2nd system and also various other elements of the manufacturing to proceed customarily. On March 13, the remainder of the movie's manufacturing was stopped as Disney stopped shooting on the majority of its jobs. Before manufacturing closed down, Ronny Chieng signed up with the actors in an unrevealed duty. In very early April, Disney moved a lot of its Phase Four slate of movies as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, relocating Shang-Chi's launch day to May 7, 2021.
- Simu Liu as Shang-Chi: A competent martial musician.
- Tony Leung as the Mandarin:
- The leader of the Ten Rings terrorist company. The Mandarin changes Shang-Chi's comics daddy Fu Manchu, a “problematic character” related to racist stereotypes whom Marvel Studios does not hold the movie civil liberties to. Director Destin Daniel Cretton mentioned that he wished to transform the bothersome elements of the Mandarin, stating, “I assume [Leung] brings mankind that we require for that personality. We are not wanting to add anymore to the Asian stereotypes that we have actually seen both in movie theater and also popular culture… [Leung] is such an unbelievable star, and also I'm delighted to have him aid us damage several of those stereotypes”.
- Additionally, Awkwafina and also Ronny Chieng have actually been cast in concealed duties.
Shang-Chi and also the Legend of the Ten Rings is an approaching American superhero movie based upon the Marvel Comics personality Shang-Chi. Produced by Marvel Studios and also dispersed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is meant to be the 26th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The movie is routed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a movie script by David Callaham and also celebrities Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, along with Tony Leung.
A movie based upon Shang-Chi has actually remained in renovation considering that 2001, yet job did not start in earnest on the job up until 2018 with the hiring of Callaham. Cretton participated very early 2019, with the job fast-tracked to be Marvel's initial movie with an Asian lead. The movie's title and also primary actors were revealed that July, exposing the movie's link to the Mandarin (Leung) and also his Ten Rings company that show up throughout the MCU. Filming started in February 2020, with places consisting of Australia and also Los Angeles. The manufacturing was postponed in March as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.