Marvel Studios reportedly is working on its first feature film with an Asian hero as the lead.
Marvel didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but Deadline reported Monday that the studio is planning a film about Shang-Chi, also called the Master of Kung Fu.
The character, a master of unarmed combat, first appeared in Marvel comics in 1973, when the ABC TV drama Kung Fu, starring David Carradine, was popular.
Shang-Chi was born the son of supervillain Fu Manchu, but later opposed his father's ways.
In 2013, he joined The Avengers.
According to Deadline, Chinese-American writer Dave Callaham, who wrote the script for the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 along with Patty Jenkins and Geoff Johns, will write the screenplay.