As the Marvel Cinematic Universe enters a new phase following potential story arc conclusions (and contract expirations) in Avengers: Endgame, Destin Daniel Cretton will help usher in a new wave of heroes by directing the franchise’s first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi, as multiple outlets are reporting.
Cretton also directed Captain Marvel herself, Brie Larson, in his films Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle, as well as alongside Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan in his forthcoming drama Just Mercy.
The film will be written by Chinese-American screenwriter Dave Callaham of The Expendables franchise. Callaham will also serve as a co-writer for the forthcoming Wonder Woman sequel alongside Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns.
Shang-Chi, also known as the “Master of Kung-Fu,” will follow the brand’s recent push for representation on the heels of the Hulkbusting theatrical hits Black Panther and Captain Marvel.