Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has fired up production following shutdowns due to the pandemic. The bulk of the shooting seems to have taken place in Australia, but now Marvel Studios has expanded filming to San Francisco.
The set photos and videos that have leaked online for this particular MCU installment haven't shown a heck of a lot so far, mainly far-away overhead views of various locations . Fans haven't even seen an unofficial look at star Simu Liu's Shang-Chi suit.
New videos from the San Francisco set of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has been captured by fans and onlookers.
One video shows a scene involving a runaway bus driving down the street and cutting off a car next to it
Another video shows the same bus stopped on the road. The caption reads "When ur front yard is literally a movie set."
Additionally, there's an image which either shows construction on the Shang-Chi set or the set itself:
🚨 Um morador revelou que há drones, câmeras em guindastes e caminhões, e um mini ônibus parecendo estar cortado ao meio, no set de #ShangChi em São Francisco. Ele ainda disse ter certeza que viu o Simu Liu andando por lá... aguardaremos confirmação com foto. (Via: @grifromla) pic.twitter.com/lResVcONz6
WHAT THIS MEANS
What could Shang-Chi and/or his supporting cast be doing in San Francisco? Obviously, that information isn't quite readily available at this time. However, it is intriguing to speculate what the nature of the film's shooting in California entails if the movie is actually set in the city it's being filmed in.
Perhaps this is for a post credits scene that has little connection to the main film? Perhaps this has something to do with Agents of Atlas, a not-yet-seen-in-the-MCU Marvel property for which there have been rumblings of Marvel Studios wanting to adapt.
It's also worth noting that both Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp both take place in San Fran. Perhaps fans can expect a Scott Lang cameo in this film? With Marvel, it's best to expect the unexpected.