Shang-Chi’s Director Reveals Plans To Shoot The Movie Despite The COVID-19 Pandemic

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It’s been revealed that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ director, Destin Daniel Cretton plans to shoot the movie despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Destin Daniel Cretton recently took part in an Instagram Live Q&A and that was when he hinted at future filming plans for the Shang-Chi movie.

“We are OVER-THE-MOON excited and honored to be speaking to award-winning filmmaker, Destin Daniel Cretton, director of movies like Short Term 12, The Glass Castle & Just Mercy. He’s currently set to direct the highly anticipated Marvel movie, Shang-Chi. This is your opportunity to ask questions to a highly acclaimed director. They can be questions ranging from the decision-making process to being on set and anything in between,” @thecastingdirectorscut shared on Instagram.

The event took place on Wednesday last week, and a some of the fans who watched the Q&A took Twitter shared some of what Cretton had to say.

“IG live interview w/director Destin Daniel Cretton. He said ‘We’re definitely going back, definite plan in place, just dependent.’ Asked about returning filming #ShangChi asked about a ‘go back date’ said ‘nothing I can talk about…there’s some things,” @MsLizzieHill shared on Twitter (via ComicBook.com).

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Shang-Chi direct still plans to shoot his movie despite the Coronavirus pandemic

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ACTORS! Set an alarm for this one!!! Many of you asked to hear the casting perspective of a director… • We are OVER-THE-MOON excited and honored to be speaking to award-winning filmmaker, Destin Daniel Cretton, director of movies like Short Term 12, The Glass Castle & Just Mercy. He's currently set to direct the highly anticipated Marvel movie, Shang-Chi. • This is your opportunity to ask questions to a highly acclaimed director. They can be questions ranging from the decision-making process to being on set and anything in between. If you're also an aspiring director, make you watch & ask some questions pertaining to that as well. • Make sure you're following us to be notified when we go live! Wednesday 4/29 @ 4pm PST / 7pm EST • #themoreyouknow #TheCastingDirectorsCut #IGlive

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Before production on the movie was forced to shut down due to the Coronavirus Cretton opted to go into self-isolation whilst waiting for his COVID-19 test results.

The main reason for this was because he had a newborn baby at home.

However, the film’s second unit continued work on the movie whilst Cretton was in self-isolation.

“People all around the world are beginning to realize how connected we are, how vulnerable we are, how much we need each other to survive. I am happy to say that my test came back negative, but I will continue to be even more careful in the days ahead,” he said in an Instagram post last month.

“Because if you believe in good science, and I do, we still have a mountain to climb together. No matter what you believe or how serious you think this problem is, please err on the side of safety and concern for those more vulnerable than you, and remember that having no symptoms doesn’t mean you’re not a carrier.”

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