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Shang-Chi’s Destin Daniel Cretton Is Tackling A Live-Action Naruto Movie, So What Does This Mean For Simu Liu’s Marvel Sequel?

In September 2021, director Destin Daniel Cretton made his first big splash in the blockbuster filming space with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which was part of the Phase Four slate of the Marvel movies in order. The Simu Liu-led superhero movie was well received, with CinemaBlend’s Shang-Chi review giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars, and by the following December, Shang-Chi 2 was announced to be in development. But there hasn’t been much news on the sequel’s progress since then, and with word now coming in that…

Cixin Liu’s Novel Supernova Era Gets English and Chinese Films

Image: Tor BooksThe film adaptation of Cixin Liu’s Hugo Award-winning, Nebula Award-nominated, best-selling science fiction novel The Three-Body Problem may be stuck in a peculiar development hell, although fans can hopefully console themselves with Netflix’s TV version coming later this year. But for those who want to see Liu’s work on the big screen, good news—his 2003 novel Supernova Era is coming to theaters.In fact, two Supernova Era movies are technically on the way, and possibly a TV series as well. Conquerer

Tarantino Defenders Have Unearthed an Old Anthony Mackie Clip to Counter Simu Liu’s Gatekeeping Post

Debate rages online following Quentin Tarantino’s comments on the Marvel Cinematic Universe and its wave of movie stars vs. characters, with an old interview of Anthony Mackie being vital to Tarantino’s defenders. Tarantino criticized Marvel for having not having “movie stars” in their films, but instead forcing actors into typecasting themselves as their character, and essentially nothing more. While there’s a certain truth to the actors becoming typecast as action heroes, the comments didn’t go down particularly well…

How Simu Liu’s Manager Chris Lee Got His Start in the U.S. Navy (Guest Column) – The Hollywood Reporter

It’s interesting being a military veteran in the entertainment industry. There are so many films about war and the military displaying traits of bravery, brotherhood and pride – aspects that piqued my curiosity as a young man and lessons I later learned during my time in the U.S. Navy. From Tom Cruise doing fly-by’s in big pop-culture summer hits like Top Gun or defending Marines against a court-martial in an awards drama like A Few Good Men, entertainment was actually my inspiration for enlisting. Now…

Yes, Simu Liu’s Marvel destiny was cemented by a rando in a Spider-Man suit

via Disney Simu Liu‘s first brush with Marvel was being extorted by Spider-Man during his first trip to Hollywood. Now a star in the MCU since playing the titular superhero in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Liu recalled the irony of being broke and getting ripped off by a Marvel character to Chelsea Handler while she was guest hosting on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: “My very first trip down to Hollywood I had no money to my name. I was meeting a manager that I had never met. We were communicating via email,…

Simu Liu’s Parents Rejected His Invitation to the Oscars

Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images Simu Liu‘s parents rejected his invitation to the Oscars because he wasn’t a nominee. This revelation came while Liu was taking the day off work to answer fan questions—something that his parents might also have a problem with. Liu, who was born in China and immigrated to Canada at age five, was asked by a Chinese-American Twitter user to pick his “most Asian moment” as a way to demonstrate “just how nuanced culture is.” As an Asian (Chinese) American I always have one or…