Avengers: Endgame is just a bit over a month away, and everyone is aware that it’ll bring major changes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Nobody knows, however, what exactly those changes are going to be. While a couple of future projects have already been unveiled—such as a sequel to Doctor Strange and Spider-Man: Homecoming – many things still remain a mystery.

One thing we know for certain, though, is that Marvel has plans to introduce new characters to its roster as it continues to expand its superhero universe. One of the characters who has been confirmed to be getting standalone movies is Shang-Chi, the "Master of Kung Fu". This will be Marvel’s first Asian-led movie. There is no expected release date yet, but the studio has found a director for the movie.

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Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu

The Hollywood Reporter disclosed that Destin Daniel Cretton is leading the project, with Dave Callaham – screenwriter of Wonder Woman 1984 – in charge of the script. The movie has not been cast yet, but Marvel is reportedly looking for mainly Asian and American-Asian actors.

While this is the first time Cretton has worked on a superhero film, the director has had several impressive credits under his belt. These include The Glass Castle and Short Term 12, both of which starred Brie Larson – who recently portrayed Captain Marvel. Currently he’s part of the crew for the upcoming movie Just Mercy, once again alongside Larson as well as Michael B. Jordan – who starred in Black Panther last year.

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Destin Daniel Cretton is going to direct the movie

How the Master of Kung Fu fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an intriguing prospect.  In the comics, Shang-Chi has the superhuman ability to duplicate himself, which is certainly useful in a multitude of situations. Aside from that, he’s famous for his mastery of martial arts. While he might not have godlike lightning powers or genius-level intellect, Shang-Chi has proven that he’s more than capable of standing his ground against supervillains.

Before we hear more about the Shang-Chi movie, though, Marvel has a lot of other things in store for the future. It is clear that our favorite superheroes universe is going to stick around for many years to come.