The world is facing on the novel coronavirus. Shang-Chi and the Seven Rings is facing similar problems. Director Destin Daniel Cretton has been advised to self-isolate following a test for the virus. Shang-Chi and the Seven Rings was filming in the country down under. Cretton got the test out of caution. He has a newborn son with him on the shoot. There are over 150 cases of the novel coronavirus in Australia. There aren’t any cases on the set. Cretton is doing so out of an abundance of caution for those around him.
The second unit will continue to work. Shang-Chi stars Simu Liu as the title character. It’s a big move for Marvel to make this film based on a character that not too many mainstream people know. This news comes off the heels of a huge amount of cancellations in Hollywood and the entertainment industry.
A Statement From Disney on Shang-Chi
As many of you know, Destin, our director, has a new born baby. He wanted to exercise additional caution given the current environment and decided to get tested for Covid-19 today. He is currently self-isolating under the recommendation of his doctor. While he waits for the results of the test, we are suspending 1st unit production in an abundance of caution until he gets the results this coming week. Second unit and off production will continue as normal. We will reach out to everyone by Tuesday for the latest update.The official statement from Disney on the matter.
This is an unprecedented time. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work through this.
Shang-Chi has a release date of February 12, 2021. It also stars Awkwafina and Tony Leung. It won’t be the last film affected by this virus. The best thing is to not freak out and panic.
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Credit to: The Hollywood Reporter