Marvel’s SHANG-CHI To Take A Coronavirus Production Break

Director Destin Daniel Cretton goes into self-quarantine.

As you can see from the many films that have postponed their releases, 2020 is going to be a strange time at the theater. Well, it's going to be a strange time everywhere. But the pop culture effects of the Coronavirus will be felt for quite some time, as it affects films currently in production as well as films being released.

For instance, Marvel’s Shang-Chi. According to Variety, the film will take a production break as its director Destin Daniel Cretton goes into self-quarantine at the request of his doctor. Cretton was tested for COVID-19 and is now waiting for the result. He showed no symptoms and, as a new father, got tested as a precautionary measure.

Second unit production will continue on the film, which has been shooting since February for a February 2021 release. Maybe this break will be minor. Maybe it won’t affect that release date. It’s hard to say, but similar production halts throughout Hollywood seem likely going forward, which will greatly affect 2021 as well as 2020.

As always, please stay safe out there.