When I first heard about having the Asian Marvel superhero “SHANG-CHI”, I was pretty excited, but if it is filmed in my home country Oz, I will be even more excited, and it looks like it will happen.
According to if.com.au , an Australian media industry news website, reports that the Australian Federal Government has handed over $24 million to Marvel Studios to lock in having the superhero movie filmed all across Australia.
Asian American director Destin Daniel Cretton has been tapped on the shoulder by Marvel to create “SHANG-CHI”. It is hoped that this will build on the success of “BLACK PANTHER” and “CAPTAIN MARVEL”.
Announcing the grant from the Location Incentive Program, a top-up to the 16.5 per cent Location Offset, Arts Minister Mitch Fifield said the production will spend more than $150 million in Australia, create 4,700 Australian jobs and use the services of about 1,200 local businesses.
“We are very excited to have Marvel return to Australia following the incredible success of Thor: Ragnarok,” Fifield said.
NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said he expects the NSW spend will be more than $100 million and will create up to 770 jobs for local screen professionals.
“This is a big-budget superhero film which the NSW government has secured for Sydney through the Made in NSW fund and is the first Marvel Studios movie to be based in NSW,” Harwin said.
“The film needs a large workforce of highly specialised special effects technicians and will also require sophisticated stunts, all of which NSW’s incredibly skilled and experienced screen industry can deliver.
“It will also provide opportunities to develop and train a diverse workforce under the leadership of some of the world’s best film professionals.”
For Asian Australians, this should mean a lot particularly when “SHANG-CHI” is Marvel’s first Asian superhero. I am seriously stoked to see this becoming a reality in my home country!~ More on this I am sure!
Images via if.com.au
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