This should come as no surprise, but Disney has just announced that director Destin Daniel Cretton will be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to direct the Shang-Chi sequel. Cretton also signed a multi-year deal with Hulu’s Onyx Collective & is working on an unnamed MCU series on Disney Plus.
“Working on ‘Shang-Chi’ with Kevin and the Marvel Studios team was one of the highlights of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited about Tara’s vision for Onyx Collective. I can’t wait to explore new stories & build new worlds with this community.”
Kevin Feige had this to say:
“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings.’ 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.”
Tara Duncan, President of Freeform and Hulu’s Onyx Collective, followed up with:
“Destin is a powerhouse storyteller with impeccable taste in material. As we continue to expand our roster, Destin’s unique voice will help usher in an exciting slate of content for our global audience.”
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings grossed $431.9 million worldwide, making it the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2021. The film starred Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, Ben Kingsley, & Tony Leung.