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 Jim Starlin reveals he is having many conversations with Marvel Studios about Shang-Chi

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The presence of the writer and comic artist Jim Starlin at Comic Con Paris has allowed us to know that the film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Marvel Studios is in the hands of the artist, because he is the co-creator of the character with writer Steve Englehart.

Explaining a bit how the situation was with the appearance of Thanos in the latest Avengers movies, something for which he practically did not contribute anything creatively speaking, reveals that it is not happening in the same way with Shang-Chi's adaptation to the big screen.

No. Marvel has always had a kind of Chinese wall between comics people and movie people, created by some of the comics people who went to work in the movies and didn't want other comics people to go behind of them, ”explains Starlin in Comic Con Paris when asked if he became creatively involved in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ given the leading role of Thanos.

Now it is falling apart. [Directors Anthony and Joe Russo] only contacted me when they were finishing ‘Infinity War’ and they asked me to come and make that cameo to ‘Endgame’. Now there is more communication between the people of the comics and the cinema. I can't say much more than that at the moment, but there is more communication with Shang-Chi than with Thanos.

Clearly these comments remind us of times when the Creative Committee existed, a group of people from the world of Marvel Comics like the one who was editor in chief Joe Quesada, the then editor Dan Buckley, the author Brian Michael Bendis or Alan Fine, then president of Marvel Entertainment. This group was responsible for overseeing all Marvel Studios movies, serving as a filter to do things right, although for all that has been said, it was a committee that served more as an obstacle and limit to overcome creatively than anything else.

Kevin Feige managed to get rid of this impediment to his UCM films in 2015, when there was restructuring and ceased to depend on Marvel Entertainment's executive director, Ike Perlmutter, giving him greater creative independence by moving directly to Walt Disney Studios president Alan Horn.

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