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Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Director & Simu Liu Celebrate Filming Wrap

Destin Daniel Cretton, Shang-Chi
By Pierre Chanliau

Shooting for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings began in February in Sydney, Australia. In March, on-set photos leaked, which showed fully armed soldiers and a helicopter. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, production had to be halted when director Destin Daniel Cretton isolated himself and waited for COVID-19 test results.

This would not matter in the end; despite Daniel testing negative, production for the film was delayed indefinitely, along with every other Marvel Studios project shooting at the time. Eventually, even release dates were pushed back for their entire slate of movies, not just oncebut twice.

Production soon returned this Summer, even shooting multiple scenes in San Francisco in the past week. Despite only shooting again for around three months, it seems that was enough time for filming to finally wrap. 


On his Instagram, director Destin Daniel Cretton has posted a photo of himself posing with his spouse Nikki Chapman and crew saying that filming for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has officially wrapped.


Simu Liu also commented on Daniel’s post on Instagram Stories, saying, “Ohana means family - WRAPPED means WRAPPED.”

Simu Liu Instagram Stories Shang-Chi Wrapped
Simu Liu's Instagram Stories




Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' production seems to have lasted around four months, originally starting sometime in February, pausing in March, resuming in July or August, and now finally wrapping in October. It's possible that second-unit directors could have been working simultaneously to shoot multiple scenes at once, and also likely taking advantage of blue-screen to cut down on time.

This wrap made official by the director himself, which means that this now makes two Marvel Studios productions that have wrapped filming, not discounting further reshoots. If other productions go well, there could very soon be three completed shoots if WandaVision keeps up the pace. The only other Marvel Studios production currently filming is Loki, but that will soon change when both Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel begin production in November, alongside Spider-Man 3 and the Doctor Strange sequel.

It seems like Marvel Studios will certainly have a large backlog of movies and shows for fans when they all finally begin releasing in 2021.