The Avengers were able to against Thanos, barely, but they managed to overcome it. But now Marvel is facing a more powerful enemy, which is causing a worldwide crisis that has not been able to stop any superhero: the coronavirus. Few days ago the series production of Disney’s+ ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ had to be paralysed by the orders of the Czech government, and now there are a new filming stopped on the side of caution: the ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’the first film of the House of Ideas, starring a superhero chinese.
The production of ‘Shang-Chi’ has been arrested, according to reports The Hollywood Reporterbecause its director Destin Daniel Cretton was placed in isolation following the recommendations of your doctor. Hawaiian, which has led to another actress of the house, Brie Larson in ‘The lives of Grace’, ‘The crystal castle’ and ‘Question of justice’, decided to take the test of the COVID-19 because it has a newborn baby at home. As a precaution, Cretton has been isolated, and Marvel and Disney have stopped production of the first unit of the film until the result arrives next week.
Meanwhile, the second unit and other departments of the production are continuing with their work. It would be in principle a minor obstacle in comparison to how the health crisis is affecting the world of film and television around the world: filming detainees for weeks, premieres as expected as ‘Mulan’, ‘A quiet place 2’ and ‘Fast & Furious 9’ postponed without a certain date or up to a yearand the cinemas closing down or limiting its capacity up to a third. It is just one example of how the coronavirus will affect the global economy in the coming months.
‘Shang-Chi’ is starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung among others, and is presented as the movie’s representation of asian Marvel. Hit theaters, if not prevented by any virus, in February 2021.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, infected, but to taste
The filming of ‘Shang-Chi’ is being developed in Australia, a country in which there are already several cases of infected famous. Tom Hanks, who was working in the new film by Baz Luhrmann (‘Moulin Rouge’) about Elvis Presley, has tested positive along with his wife Rita Wilson. Both are being treated in isolation, while the production of the film, still untitled, has been stopped also.
The diagnosis caused a lot of concern in the social networks between the fans and the peers of the industry, but Hanks and Wilson have wanted to reassure everyone with a selfie on Instagram.
“We want to thank all the australians that we are taking care of as well. We have the COVID-19 and we are isolated to not infect anyone else. There are some people that could cause major illness. We’re taking day-to-day. There are things we all can do to pass this by following the advice of experts and us to ourselves and to others, isn’t it? Remember that, despite everything that is happening, no crying in baseball”. In his message, the actor has wanted to take advantage of to send a positive message by making reference to one of his films, ‘They give the bump’.
In principle, the film by Baz Luhrmann about Elvis to be released in the coming year.