Manufacturing designer Sue Chan discusses her work on Disney/Marvel’s Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings — her first film for the MCU — in a brand new episode of Sarkarijob‘s Behind the Display screen.
Among the many subjects, she talks about influences equivalent to Jackie Chan films. “Jackie Chan’s work was at all times on the forefront of all of our minds and positively mine,” she says. “He was a fantastic Hong Kong motion star. There’s a variety of comedy, there’s a variety of vivacious work with the units. You understand, I really like the concept that the units and the props and the furnishings would all get used, which we did do, which is great.”
Chan provides that rising up Chinese language American family, “there are all these holidays and all these traditions and all these meals and all this stuff that you just simply take without any consideration that you just do. You have a good time them, there’s stuff that you just do for filial piety in your ancestors, to honor the seasons. … and so it was enjoyable to deliver this stuff both explicitly or implicitly into the tales and into the units.”
Of the brand of the Ten Rings, Chan notes that Marvel didn’t wish to divert an excessive amount of from an earlier incarnation in Iron Man. “So we took that concept, the literal ten rings with an emblem within the heart, and we turned it into what Wenwu’s character (Tony Leung) would have performed … when he first gained the ability and began the group.
“We actually needed to riff on the concept of the standard Chinese language script. It’s referred to as bone script. We took the phrase ‘energy’ and we discovered as some ways as attainable– or at the least 10 methods– to jot down and embody the notion of energy. After which we made our characters across the ten rings. After which our crossed weapons within the heart, we checked out a number of totally different choices of historical weapon that had good graphic high quality.”
She reviewed these choices with director Destin Daniel Cretton and Marvel. “Then we modified it for the modern model of Wenwu’s group. I imply, the savvy viewer will discover that the bone script is changed by … trendy Chinese language characters–the identical characters, however rendered within the modern script.”
Of the environments, Chan relates that a lot work concerned set builds. together with the village of Ta Lo, which was constructed on a hillside outdoors of Sydney. “It was principally simply an empty subject and we constructed the whole village there and it was surrounded by a bluescreen. We constructed the bamboo dome. We constructed all of the buildings, we constructed the temple. We most likely used all of the bamboo in all of Australia.”