‘Shang-Chi’ and Other Marvel Productions Going Back to Set This Summer

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will resume production as soon as this month, while Disney+ projects The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki may be going back in August.


Deadline is exclusively reporting that Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is expected to resume principal photography in Australia before the end of July. Production was halted back in March as an exercise of extreme caution, after the director self-isolated and got tested, due to his newborn baby.


The movie will be shooting at Fox Studios. Details on the safety measures that Disney will be taking are still unknown, but with Avatar 2 filming for a couple of weeks already, and the country’s low number of cases of COVID-19, the process will probably be easier than in California or the UK. That doesn’t mean, however, that they won’t be extremely cautious and testing everybody on set, forcing them to wear masks, etc.


Shang-Chi stars Simu Lu (Taken TV series) as the first Asian-American on-screen superhero, with a supporting cast of Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Tony Leung (In The Mood For Love). It is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Short Term 12), from a script written by Dave Callaham (Zombieland: Double Tap, Wonder Woman 1984). Kevin Feige is producing, of course. The movie is scheduled to come out on May 7, 2021.


Hidden in a THR article about the state of film production in Georgia it is said that Pinewood Atlanta Studios has two features and several streaming shows, including Loki and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, beginning preproduction this month and aiming to start filming as early as August. While it is unknown the state in which Loki halted production, we do know that Falcon has 9 days left of shooting that will take place in Prague.


What this means for the release date of the shows is still a mystery. We know that Disney was planning to debut the series this August, as Bob Iger revealed back in February, but this will obviously not be the case anymore. No other release date has been attached to the project.


Also, there is no word on WandaVision, which was also scheduled to debut this year, but this one in December. I assume that it had finished production when the lockdown happened, and it might still be released in December or pushed back a couple of months as a result of Falcon most likely being delayed.


While we patiently wait for both shows and the movie to come out, we will keep you informed of everything Marvel-related.