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Shang-Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings Filming Halts As Director Enters Self-Isolation

March 13, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Filming has shut down temporarily on Shang-Chi And The Legend of the Ten Rings because director Destin Daniel Cretton is self-isolating as he awaits results from a coronavirus test. THR reports that the film, which is shooting in Australia, has paused primary production after Cretton voluntarily underwent testing because, as a new father, he didn’t want to endanger his child.

The site notes that Marvel Studios sent the following note to the cast, which said second-unit and off production will continue per normal while Cretton awaits his results:

“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.”

The MCU film is set to release on February 12th, 2021.