Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ Suspends Production After Director Self-Isolates Due to Coronavirus Fear

Marvel’s upcoming film “Shang-Chi” has halted primary production in Australia after the director decided to self-isolate due to coronavirus fears…

Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” is the latest film or television show to stop production due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

The film’s director Deston Daniel Cretton was asked by a doctor to self-isolate as he awaits results from a test for COVID-19. As of now, Cretton wasn’t showing any signs of sickness but as a new father, he wanted to take an abundance of caution to self-isolate just in case.

Here is the statement Marvel issued to the cast and crew from “Shang Chi”:

“As many of you know, Destin, our director, has a new born baby. He wanted to exercise additional caution given the current environment and decided to get tested for Covid-19 today. He is currently self-isolating under the recommendation of his doctor. While he waits for the results of the test, we are suspending 1st unit production in an abundance of caution until he gets the results this coming week. Second unit and off production will continue as normal. We will reach out to everyone by Tuesday for the latest update.
“This is an unprecedented time. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work through this.”

There’s no word at this time if the delay in production will force “Shang Chi” to push back its scheduled release date on February 12, 2021.

“Shang Chi” is currently being filmed in Australia, which is where Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have been isolated after they both contracted COVID-19. Several films and TV shows have shut down production due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak including “Riverdale,” which films in Vancouver.

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