Director Destin Daniel Cretton was on The Call Us Bruce podcast and talked a little about the approach he will take to develop Shang-Chi, a film that will introduce the martial arts fighter to Marvel's Film Universe. Check out:
‘In the same vein, the emotional aspect and the ideas of camaraderie, family and connection are definitely going to be part of this movie’
This has already led fans to speculate that in this movie we will see Shang-Chi as the son of Mandarin, who must be the main villain of the movie. It turns out that in the comics, Shang-Chi is the son of Fu Manchu, a crime boss who trained his son to become the Kung Fu Master and thus make him the most powerful assassin in his organization. Obviously, Shang Chi escapes this fate and becomes an agent of justice, going against his own father. Will we see Marvel Studios swap Fu Manchu for Mandarin?