Marvel is fast-tracking a "Shang-Chi" movie, their first tentpole franchise with an Asian protagonist.
Asian-American scribe Dave Callaham has been hired to write the screenplay.
Marvel is also looking for directors of Asian descent to helm the movie.
In the comics, Shang-Chi is the son of China-based globalist who raised and educated his progeny in his reclusive China compound, closed off to the outside world. The son trained in the martial arts and developed unsurpassed skills.