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New Marvel film ‘Shang-Chi’ production date and film description revealed

The film will begin production in two major cities.

Destin Daniel Cretton, left, and Simu Liu speaks during the “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings” portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego.
Destin Daniel Cretton, left, and Simu Liu speak during the “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings” portion of the Marvel Studios panel on day three of Comic-Con International on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in San Diego.
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Marvel Studios announced the new film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” earlier this summer, and now we have somewhat of an idea of what it’s about.

Context: The new film will follow the origin story of Shang Chi, a martial arts master who will have an encounter with the real Mandarin, a character who was briefly explored in “Iron Man 3” to poor results.

When: A new release from Production List revealed the film will begin production on Nov. 1.

Where: Shoots will take place in Australia and Los Angeles.

Description: “In the comics, Shang-Chi is the son of China-based globalist who raised and educated his progeny in his reclusive China compound, closed off to the outside world. The son trained in the martial arts and developed unsurpassed skills.”

More details: The description doesn’t mention that Shang-Chi’s globalist father ends up leading a crime syndicate across the world in the Marvel comics, according to ComicBook.com. There’s some speculation that Shang-Chi’s father in this film will end up being The Mandarin, primarily a villain for Iron Man in the Marvel Comics.