Director Destin Daniel Cretton has made it clear that he would love to cast martial arts legend and actor Jackie Chan in his sequel to Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
"It would be so awesome," Cretton said. "We haven't talked about it yet, but I've wanted to work with him on something. This is my lifelong dream."
Cretton had only kind words about Chan, whom he has admired since he was a child. "He's an incredible performer," Cretton added. "Like, all of his physicality and his timing is really fun to watch. Obviously he does all his own stunts, which is remarkable. And I think it's just an inspiration for everybody."
At the moment, there are no concrete plans to cast Chan but Cretton’s words do indicate that it would be a great treat if he were brought on board.
Speaking with CinemaBlend, Cretton said that bringing on an actor such as Chan was a “lifelong dream” of his and that he would love to cast the actor in the upcoming film.
"Yeah, let's put that out there," Cretton said about his desire to work with Chan. "No concrete talks have taken place yet, but I will say...I think we should all start a campaign to get Jackie Chan in Shang-Chi 2. I'm going to start that campaign now."
Of course, no concrete talks have taken place yet and Cretton hasn’t provided any additional information in regards to the potential film.
The director is currently preparing for his upcoming project Little, which will star Brie Larson in the titular role of a woman who tries to help her younger brother after he gets released from prison.
Cretton has also expressed interest in bringing back actor Simu Liu for the sequel. The Chinese-Canadian actor stars as the titular character Shang-Chi and will be reprising his role in Marvel’s upcoming film, Avengers: Endgame.Little is scheduled to be released in theaters, while the release date of the Shang-Chi sequel has yet to be announced.