Hot off the success of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton has signed an exclusive multi-year overall deal with Disney to produce content for Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective.
In addition to returning to write and direct the unamed “Shang-Chi” sequel film, Cretton will develop TV projects for both Marvel Studios for Disney+, and Onyx Collective (which focuses on uplifting artists of color and underrepresented voices in film and television) across all Disney-owned platforms, including Hulu.
“Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started,” said Kevin Feige, president and chief creative officer of Marvel Studios, in a press release.
No details have been released for an upcoming planned Marvel series for Disney+, but Cretton already has “American Born Chinese,” an action-comedy based on the 2006 graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, coming to Disney+ from Disney Branded Television/20th Television.
The Onyx Collective also recently signed a deal with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler, to partner on all non-Marvel projects produced by his company, Proximity.