San Diego Comic Con is a week away, and Marvel Studios is expected to reveal information on their Phase 4 movies at their ninety-minute panel on Saturday night. One of those movies is Shang-Chi, and it’d be pretty cool if they had the title character cast by then. It turns out, there’s a chance they may.
According to Variety’s Justin Kroll on Twitter, Marvel is sending out test offers to a group of young men in their mid-20s:
With comic-con closing in, hearing Marvel is putting out test offers for a group of men in their 20s for its SHANG-CHI movie. Marvel have also been adamant to reps offering up their clients for the role that they have to be of Chinese ancestry no other Asian ancestry excepted.— Justin Kroll (@krolljvar) July 13, 2019
That could be a sign they’re very close to deciding on who will be the MCU’s Shang-Chi. There was a casting grid floating around the internet about a week ago that some believed was for Doctor Strange 2, it turns out that casting grid was for Shang-Chi himself.