HomeBad Ass AsiansMarvel Studios Fast Tracking Development of First Asian Superhero Franchise
Committee of 100 ad
Committee of 100 ad
Committee of 100 ad
Committee of 100 ad

Marvel Studios Fast Tracking Development of First Asian Superhero Franchise

Marvel Studios is fast-tracking Shang-Chi to be its first Asian superhero franchise, reports Deadline

The first Shang-Chi comics appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 1973. In the comics, Shang-Chi has been training in the martial arts since he was a boy. He trains in a Chinese compound that is closed off from the outside world. Once he sent into the outside world to work for his father, a Chinese globalist and humanitarian named Fu Manchu, he realizes his father is evil and rebels against him. His rebellion begins his path towards becoming a superhero.

The studio has asked Chinese American screenwriter David Callaham to write the screenplay. According to Variety, Callaham co-wrote the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel with Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns. Deadline reports that the Marvel is already looking at a number of Asian and Asian American directors to direct the film.

Several Asian American actors have tweeted in support and excitement.

Some have even expressed interest in acting in the film.

AsAmNews has Asian America in its heart. We’re an all-volunteer effort of dedicated staff and interns. Check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page for more content. Please consider interning, joining our staff or submitting a story.

CATEGORIES
Committee of 100 ad
Committee of 100 ad
Committee of 100 ad
Committee of 100 ad

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest

Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features

Latest

BadAssAsians

A Twitter list by @AsAmNews