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Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ hopes to inspire pride and connection, Meng’er Zhang and Destin Daniel Cretton say

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With their new addition to Marvel’s superhero universe, the makers of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” hope to further represent the real world. The movie is the first in Marvel’s interconnecting film franchise to be led by an Asian hero and a predominantly Asian cast. For director Destin Daniel Cretton, the mission was to tell an epic, relatable story that stays true to Chinese culture. “Growing up in Hawaii, movies were always my window to other cultures and other experiences,” Cretton told the Daily News. “When I watched a movie like ‘E.T.’ on Maui, that was seeing how high schoo…

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