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Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Wraps Filming

Big news over the weekend—Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings wrapped filming, the first-ever MCU movie with an all-Asian cast. We know this thanks to some exuberant social media posts from the film’s director Destin Daniel Cretton and its star Simu Liu. Each took to Instagram, and Liu released a passionate statement on Facebook, too, about wrapping production on their film for Marvel’s Phase 4.

Cast and crew finished filming down in Sydney, Australia. We’ve recently learned that Shang-Chi‘s release date has been pushed back to July 2021. It follows Cate Shortland’s Black Widow, recently moved to May 2021, and Chloé Zhao’s The Eternals, which moved to November 2021. Both Liu and Cretton seemed understandably enthused about finishing production—mid pandemic no less—on Marvel’s first Asian-led, Asian-directed epic.

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WE. ARE. WRAPPED!

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We made a baby!!! We can’t wait to introduce him to the world in 9 months… 😍😍😍 #WRAPPED

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The Wrap also shared an impassioned Facebook post from Liu, who hails Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings for breaking a major barrier for Asian performers and creators:

“That’s a wrap on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings! Nine months from now we will break records and make history as the first superhero movie to feature an ALL-ASIAN cast that kicks so much ass it’s not even funny. Well, that’s a lie; actually, it’s quite funny, too. For all of us who have been hated for the color of our skin, or been made to feel less than because of it, NO MORE. This is OUR movie and it will be IMPOSSIBLE for Hollywood to ignore us after this.”

Joining Liu in the cast are Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Florian Munteanu, Fala Chen, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, and Ronny Chieng. With production wrapped, we can now start waiting for the first teaser.

For more on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, check out these stories:

The Real Mandarin Will Finally Appear in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Kevin Feige Confirms More LGBTQ Characters in Marvel’s Phase 4

Marvel Reveals Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con

Featured image: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – JULY 20: Simu Liu of Marvel Studios’ ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2019 Marvel Studios Panel in Hall H on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

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