If you’re a Marvel fan, chances are you might already know that Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-Wai will be making his Hollywood debut as the iconic The Mandarin in the MCU film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opposite Simu Liu. Originally slated for a 2021 release, filming work has been underway in Australia where the acclaimed actor has been spotted. But now that the coronavirus has made its way down under, filming has also ground to a temporary halt with the company ordering the suspension of all activities in keeping with the federal government’s ban on non essential activities and the closure of its borders to non citizens.
However instead of hopping back on a plane to return home to Hong Kong, reports say that the actor has chosen to stay put in Australia to wait for the resumption of work. If he does go home, he’ll be required to undergo 14 days of self isolation and another 14 days when he comes back to Australia to continue filming his scenes, so it makes more sense to just wait it out and take advantage of the unexpected downtime. After all Australia is well known for its plethora of outdoor activities like surfing and hiking right?
Sounds like a good plan except now that three of Sydney’s beaches have been forced to shut down due to the virus and people asked to self isolate, I’m wondering if he’ll still continue to carry on with his plans to remain in Sydney or if he’ll ultimately decide to wait out the lockdown in the comfort of his own home.