Why did the director, who was indifferent to American comics, shoot Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” ─ Update the expression of “Asian”, a new challenge for the MCU

Marvel Cinematic Universe(MCU) New movieShang Chi/ Legend of Ten Rings ”Is “Black Panther” (2018) “CaptainMarvel』(2019) is a new challenge for Marvel Studios.The first MCU to have succeeded in a single movie of a black hero and a female heroAsiaA series of hero movies will be added.

Of the directorDestin Daniel CrettonWas born in Hawaii to a Japanese mother and an Irish & Slovak father. Destin, who has worked on human dramas such as “Short Term” (2013), “The Glass Castle Promise” (2017) and “Just Mercy from 0%” (2019), was originally interested in making American comics movies. It wasn’t. However, when the first report of “Shang-Chi” was announced in 2018, that idea changed. At Entertainment Weekly, the director said:

“The announcement (of’Shang-Chi’) immediately reminded me of my childhood. I liked Spider-Man because he was wearing a mask. I also dressed as Spider-Man for Halloween. I was able to do it.Something like myself has appeared in the movie, but only a handful can be selected (for Halloween).In itSuperheroWas not。」

If I had a hero movie cast by an Asian cast when I was little, how would I react? With that in mind, Destin went to an interview with Marvel.Marvel StudiosKevin FeigeThe president recalls with a laugh, “It was different from a normal interview.”“(The director) said,” I wasn’t interested in movies like this at all. “

Destin Daniel Cretton
Destin Daniel Cretton | Photo by Gage Skidmore https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/48469282532/ Remixed by THE RIVER
Simu Liu
Simu Liu | Photo by Gage Skidmore https://www.flickr.com/photos/gageskidmore/48469103901/ Remixed by THE RIVER

Selected for the lead roleSimu LiuIs one who has been waiting for the appearance of Asian hero movies for a long time. July 2014, Riu on Twitter“Hey, Marvel. Captain America and Thor are great, but what about Asian-American heroes?”WhenTweet.. Also in December 2018“OK, Marvel. Let’s talk, Shang-Chi.”WhenPostI was doing it.

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