The recently released ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ director Destin Daniel Cretton opened up about the faith of the future series and how it might be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This interview is full of spoilers, it is highly recommended not to read further if you haven’t watched the movie yet. Let’s begin!
The director was asked if there was a version where the villain Wenwu survived, to which Cretton replied, “Yes, there was.” However, he explained what led him to choose a different version.
“Some things just work and some things don’t,” he told ET on Tuesday. “We’re constantly searching for the version of the story that feels most authentic to the characters. I mean, even though these characters are operating on a very operatic level, there are still things that you try that just feel like cheats. And that was one of them. But, you know, also in the MCU, anything can happen.”
The host asked, “I know that sometimes it’s different on different movies, but I assume you shot both of these, yes?” and the director responded, “Yes.”
Brie Larson As Captain Marvel
The 42-year-old director also spoke about working with actress Brie Larson back to back since 2013.
“It was one of the last things that we shot of this movie and it was really special,” he explained. “It was really nice to, not only to get get to hang out with her a little bit before we shot but to see Brie walk out of her trailer in full costume and as Captain Marvel was really kind of mind-blowing. Like, to see your friend dressed in that uniform, playing that role was very cool.”
He also reflected on directing her as Captain Marvel.
“It was really fun,” he added. “I think because I’ve known her for so long, she’s just one of the easiest people to work with. I don’t even have to say anything. It’s very fun working with her.”
He further discussed the faith of Shang-Chi and his sister.
“I feel like this family as a whole has taken steps towards healing, but I also think that it would be pretty unrealistic to believe that everything has been patched up,” he said. “I think there was a very clear, emotional through-line that Xialing had been dealing with throughout our movie that was not addressed.”
“And she clearly deserves as much attention as Shang-Chi does in the context of her family,” he added. “There is a line in the middle of the movie where she tells Katy that if her dad won’t let her into his empire, she’s going to build her own. So, to see her sit on that throne and redefine it in a way that is uniquely hers is very exciting. I think there are many ways to view that moment. And they’re probably all right.”
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