By Stephen Ippolito | October 24th, 2020
Director Destin Daniel Cretton has announced that filming for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has wrapped. The film is now expected to be released in theaters on July 9th, 2021. Cretton announced the news on his Instagram account.
Filming for the Marvel Studios produced movie began all the way back in February in Australia. In March, production was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic and did not resume until August. The film’s release was pushed back to May 2021 and then again to July because of the delay. When production wrapped, shooting had been taken place in San Francisco.
With its completion, three Phase 4 films (Black Widow, Eternals) have now finished shooting. If it keeps its July release date, I would expect a trailer to arrive sometime in February-March.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will star Simu Liu (Shang-Chi), Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung as the Mandarin. Not much is known about the plot of the film. It had been rumored that it will revolve around a martial arts tournament that Shang-Chi will enter. The tournament winner gets the Ten Rings, a powerful weapon that the Mandarin is known to use in the comics.