Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” Filming in Australia Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak
Filming is currently underway for Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, in Australia. The movie stars Chinese-Canadian actor Simu Liu (劉思慕) in the titular superhero role, and Hong Kong actor Tony Leung (梁朝偉) as The Mandarin. With a planned release date in February 2021, the cast and crew has been filming amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Although there are more than 30 coronavirus cases in Australia, the production team for Marvel’s movie is unfazed and has been filming for several weeks. The production team hopes that the film’s release date will not be delayed.
While Marvel has a strict policy on avoiding any leaks before their movies are released, Simu teased fans by posting a behind the scene picture on his social media with Marvel’s famous catchphrase, “Assemble.” Playing the titular protagonist, Simu covered his face with his cellphone to avoid exposing his makeup and sarcastically joked that “his job is the worse.”
Tony Leung who plays the movie’s main villain is also reportedly filming in Sydney, Australia but has not been photographed by the media. Shang-Chi will be Tony’s first Hollywood film.
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.