Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi continues to add to its crew as the film delves further into pre-production. In fact, a recent update on IMDB Pro has revealed that costume designer Kym Barrett has joined the project.
Barrett marks the latest addition to the film, which is expected to begin production later this year. She joins director Destin Daniel Cretton, production designer Sue Chan and senior concept designer Sean Hargreaves.
Barrett is a notable addition to the crew, having worked on films such as The Matrix and The Amazing Spider-Man. Most recently, she worked on the costumes for Aquaman and Us, and she's also responsible for the costuming in the new Charlie's Angels' reboot, which just dropped its first trailer last week.
Although Marvel Studios has yet to officially confirm its post Avengers: Endgame slate, production is already well underway on Black Widow, with filming expected to kick off on The Eternals once the former wraps. It's also expected that Shang-Chi's production will follow The Eternals, with filming seemingly set to take place in Sydney, Australia.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige previously teased the "risks" of making Shang-Chi, explaining that, to him, all of the studios' films are ultimately seen as a risk. "We only want to do movies that people seem to think are risks. Doing the story of an Asian-American hero of Chinese heritage is something that is very intriguing to us. It will be really different and special."
With Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige returning to the Hall H stage at Comic-Con International in San Diego this month, perhaps we'll finally get some casting news on the titular character.
Shang-Chi is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, based on a script by Dave Callaham. There is no official cast or release date yet for this upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film.