After a strong, pandemic-era box office for Marvel's Shang-Chi, a sequel was immediately greenlit with talent in front of and behind the camera returning. But, could Jackie Chan join the MCU? The original's director sure hopes so.
Speaking to CinemaBlend, Shang-Chi's Writer and Director, Destin Daniel Cretton, shed more light on the next episode. When asked about his hopes for the project, Cretton emphasizes his desire to include one of cinema's greatest action stars.
Shang-Chi Director Really Wants Jackie Chan In The Sequel
Cretton calls it a "dream" to possibly cast Jackie Chan in a film of his, with Shang-Chi being the perfect project:
I mean, if we could ever get Jackie [Chan] into a movie that would be a lifelong dream of mine. Yeah. Let's put it out there.
Including the Drunken Master hero would expand upon the incredible action scenes seen in the first picture. And though Jackie Chan has mainly filmed hometown productions over the last few years, casting the actor wouldn't be completely impossible.
Shang-Chi has some of the greatest martial arts stars to ever embrace the silver screen, from Crouching Tiger's Michelle Yeoh to Hong Kong's veteran Tony Leung. Disney even brought Jet Li out of retirement for the Mulan remake, so don't be surprised if the House of Mouse comes knocking on the Drunken Master's door.
The director also highlighted the figure's influence on some of the fight scenes in the 2021 film, especially in the city bus sequence.
Rumble heavily inspires Shang-Chi's use of his jacket to take out his foes in the Bronx. In comparison, the bamboo building chase is reminiscent of the construction scene in Rush Hour 2 (see below via New MCU).
Destin Daniel Cretton has already homaged Jackie's stunts and knows how to do the martial arts scene justice. So, now would be the perfect time to bring the star into the MCU.
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