Destin Daniel Cretton
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Destin Daniel Cretton to direct Marvel movie Shang Chi

The upcoming Marvel superhero movie “Shang Chi” will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, according to Deadline. The movie will follow a similar pattern to “Black Panther” but with an Asian cast. The announcement of Shang Chi being made into a movie made big news when it broke in December of 2018.

Destin Daniel Cretton
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Shang Chi is the son of criminal mastermind Fu Manchu. Born to a Chinese father and an American mother in Hu’nan China, he is trained by his father in the martial arts. He becomes an assassin after his mastery in Kung Fu and weapons. Chi believes his father is a moral person until he meets an enemy of his father, who tells him the true evil nature of his father.¬†After that, Chi and his father become enemies and Chi gets tangled in a whole lot of daddy issues.

The movie will be written by Dave Callaham who is half Chinese. His credits include, “Wonder Woman 1984,” “Zombieland: Double Tap,” and “Mortal Kombat.”

Destin Daniel Cretton is an indie director of such movies as, “Short Term 12,” and “The Glass Castle.” He has a movie coming out starring Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan called “Just Mercy.” Cretton was born in Haiku, Hawaii and is 40 years old.

There is no set date to when the movie Shang Chiwill come out.

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