Last night, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton decided to test himself for COVID-19 out of an abundance of caution as he has a newborn. As people on the internet don’t read past the headline, everyone panicked. He doesn’t have symptoms, he’s just testing to make sure he doesn’t have it due to having a newborn, and the 2nd unit filming is continuing as he waits for the results.
Today Simu Liu posted an update on Instagram about the main unit being paused, and confirmed they’re still filming to deliver an awesome Shang-Chi movie:
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Per the news you've no doubt read online, our main unit is going to take a couple days off while some people on our staff undergo precautionary testing. I'm super grateful to work for a company that is proactive, cautious and empathetic during this difficult time. Everyone is in good spirits as we continue to work towards making an incredible film! Stay safe out there, wash your hands, and – of course – don't be racist! Here’s a still from ‘@Awkwafina is @NoraFromQueens’ just for fun. Can you believe I got to hold @JamieJChung’s hand??? 😍
This is the latest setback for the MCU due to the coronavirus. A couple of days ago the Prague shoot for The Falcon and The Winter Solider was ended, although they were nearly done there. And word is that the May release date for Black Widow is now uncertain.