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Cretton Will Be back With Shang-Chi And An All-New Disney Show

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After an epic introduction on the big screen and a killer cameo from Trevor Slattery, hopes were high that there’d be space in the MCU’s future for Simu Liu’s ring-wearing hero, Shang-Chi.

His debut in “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” earned a worldwide box-office of $430 million (via Box Office Mojo) and received critical acclaim earning a high-kicking score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. As far as new heroes in the Marvel universe go, that’s one hell of an entrance.

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Thankfully, it’s left enough of a mark for the supreme overlord of supers, Kevin Feige, and the great powers of Marvel Studios to sign off on plans with the film’s director, Destin Daniel Cretton.

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Cretton with Simu Liu
Cretton(L) with Simu Liu (R)

Not only have they signed off on him getting back behind the camera for a now fully-confirmed “Shang-Chi” sequel (which he’ll be writing), but he’s also got other projects in the pipeline at Disney, as well.

Cretton will be back with Shang-Chi and an all-new Disney show

While announcing a sequel to Destin Daniel Cretton’s first entry in the MCU was a given, and with the cast expected to return, Deadline revealed that the “Short Term 12” director has got the go-ahead to handle a brand-new show on Disney+. Details on both projects are slim, with the ink still wet on the new venture, but there’s every chance that Cretton is overseeing a series that will focus on the Ten Rings organization.

Initially run by Shang-Chi’s father, WenWu aka The Mandarin (Tony Leung), the film ended with his sister Xialing (Meng’er Zhang) in charge, with Razor Fist (Florian Munteanu) at her side.

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In addition to this, Cretton will also work with Hulu’s Onyx Collective as part of his multi-year deal with Disney. He’ll be handling these future projects across all platforms under his own production company, Family Owned, alongside his partner Asher Goldstein.

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Speaking about the new deal, Marvel head Kevin Feige said, “Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.'” Looking to the future, Feige added, “We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started.”

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