Los Angeles, Dec 4 (PTI) Marvel Studios is developing a movie about its Shang-Chi martial arts superhero and has set “Wonder Woman 1984” writer Dave Callaham to pen the screenplay.Also Read - Wonder Woman 1984 Starring Gal Gadot Finally Releases on Amazon Prime Video

According to Deadline, the project would act as the superhero studio’s first stand-alone movie with an Asian lead. A director is not yet attached. Also Read - Earthquake Jolts Los Angeles, Center East of LA International Airport

Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu, debuted in 1973’s Special Marvel Edition No 15, created by Steve Englehart and Thanos creator Jim Starlin after an attempt to acquire the comic book rights to the television series “Kung Fu” fell through. Also Read - Insane! US Rapper Lil Uzi Vert Gets Pink Diamond Worth Rs 175 Crore Implanted Into His Forehead | Watch

The son of infamous pulp villain Fu Manchu, Shang-Chi was trained as a martial artist assassin by his father, only to rebel against him and become a superhero instead. The character was a massive success through the 1970s, and was recently revived as a member of the Avengers during 2012’s Marvel Now! Publishing event.

Shang-Chi has also made guest appearances in other titles such as “Marvel Team-Up”, “Marvel Knights” and “X-Men”. PTI SHD SHD

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