Decades ago, martial artist Bruce Lee was denied the lead role in a television series he helped create. Today, Asian-Americans in the film industry still face limited opportunities to work. Enter Maui boy Destin Daniel Cretton, director of a movie that may change all that–“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” with a predominantly Asian cast.

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“Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” opens in theaters on Friday.