Destin Daniel Cretton has signed an ongoing deal with Marvel & Hulu’s Onyx Collective.
Via a news exclusive from Deadline, we’ve learned that the Shang-Chi and Legend of Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton has signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with the the House of Mouse. As well as announcing the deal, Disney has confirmed that Cretton will be both writing and directing the widely expected Shang-Chi sequel.
Bursting into the MCU, Shang-Chi, which stars Simu Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina and Tony Leung, was the highest grossing domestic film release in the US this year. Introducing a host of new faces to Phase 4 of the MCU, and despite the tough conditions caused by the pandemic, it has achieved a worldwide box office of near $432M too.
On announcing the news, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige said: “Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started.”
There are no details yet on what Cretton might be creating for Disney+, or whether it will be linked to elements from his Shang-Chi movies. He does have form with the streamer though; his action-comedy American Born Chinese, based on the 2006 graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, recently scored a straight-to-series order.
His link-up with Hulu’s Onyx Collective is of note too, the Disney brand is focused on providing a platform for creators of colour and amplifying underrepresented voices.
Naturally, when we hear more, CultBox will keep you posted.