Marvel’s Shang-Chi star praises crew after “marathon” shoot
Simu Liu, the star of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has praised the movie’s crew after its “marathon” shoot finally wrapped.
For films already underway when the pandemic hit, the normal stresses and difficulties of a movie shoot were taken to an extreme, with delays and stringent health precautions all making an impact.
The MCU’s Shang-Chi was one of these movies but now that the film has finally wrapped, star Simu Liu has taken to Instagram to praise the crew for a job well done in very difficult circumstances:
“Our crew came to get it DONE! This shoot was a marathon like no other, broken up by a massive four-month hiatus during which the world completely and irrevocably changed. We finally returned to principle photography in July with a promise that we were going to do it right, emphasizing the health and safety of our hundreds of crew members. Through the thirteen-odd weeks back we made on-set safety an absolute priority, starting from masks and frequent sanitization to rapid testing and pod systems. Everyone sacrificed, and in the end?
Over 40,000 CoVID tests without a SINGLE positive. From the lights to the sound, behind the screen and in front, I’m so proud of this crew of people and I can’t wait to show you what we made with @destindaniel.”
With the film currently scheduled to arrive in July next year, the cast and crew of the movie will be hoping that global circumstances change in a hurry so that any further delays are avoided. At least the film is shot, however.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (The Glass Castle) and stars Simu Liu (Kim’s Convenience) as Shang-Chi, Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs) as The Mandarin, and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians), Rosalind Chao (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.