MCU's Shang-Chi to Resume Filming in Australia in Mid-August

It may have been a long delay but it looks like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is finally ready to resume production. A new report reveals that the cast and crew of the Marvel Cinematic Universe flick are being called to prepare as filming is expected to resume in Australia in two weeks.

The update comes from 7News Sydney which reveals that the crew has started constructing their sets once again. In addition to that, the cast and crew were provided with a note that updates everyone on director Destin Daniel Cretton's plans for the production.

"As many of you know, Destin, our director, has a newborn 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," the note reads (via

"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."

Although this is welcome news for everyone who has been hoping for updates on Shang-Chi, we're also hoping that the cast and crew exercise safety precautions when they resume filming.

Shang-Chi will star Simu Lui as the titular superhero and Tony Leung as the Mandarin. The film will also feature Awkwafina in an undisclosed role. The movie is currently scheduled for release on May 7, 2021.

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