Shang-Chi is coming back for a second film, and the deal includes a Disney Plus series for the director.
Destin Daniel Cretton – director of Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings – has struck a lucrative deal that will see him having a foot in two worlds of the Disney family. First up, Cretton will return to write and direct a second Shang-Chi film and develop a new series for Disney Plus set in the MCU. No word as of yet as to what the topic will be.
Cretton will also be developing new material for the Hulu Onyx Collective, a division of the service that focuses on telling stories from creators of color.
“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,” said Tara Duncan, president, Freeform & Hulu’s Onyx Collective.
“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 Plus, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started,” said Kevin Feige, president, Marvel Studios and chief creative officer, Marvel.
“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,” said Cretton.
No word as of yet as to when the Shang-Chi sequel will be released.