Marvel Studios’ SHANG-CHI Gets Suspended
Filming and production on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been called off due to concern surrounding the COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus) pandemic, as reported by Variety. The movie, which had been filming in Australia since February, has postponed first-unit work but is allowing the second-unit to continue operations.
Director Destin Daniel Cretton has decided to self-isolate himself due to COVID-19 and the recent birth of a son.
“As many of you know, Destin, our director, has a newborn baby. “He wanted to take more care of the current environment and decided to test for COVID-19 today,” according to Variety, which reads a statement from Marvel Studios to the Shang-Chi crew. He is currently in self-isolation with his doctor. While they are waiting for the test results, we are carefully shutting down the 1st unit production until they get results this coming week. The second unit and off production will continue as usual. We will reach out to everyone by Tuesday for the latest update.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is due out in theaters February 21, 2021.