Maui’s Destin Daniel Cretton, the director behind the box office behemoth “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” has signed a marvelous deal with Marvel Studios and Hulu’s Onyx Collective that will elevate his profile in the Hollywood spectrum.

The new deal, reported by , will involve developing a theatrical sequel to “Shang Chi,” and calls for Cretton to create a new Disney+ series, likely to embrace some spin-out of the events of that boffo film.

Destin Daniel Cretton

Then there’s still another Disney+ project, an adaptation of another comic book caper, a series based on an Young Adult graphic novel,  “American Born Chinese,” an acclaimed and popular resource by Action Comics writer Gene Luen Yang.

Deadline reported that Cretton will be instrumental in widening global audiences with the planned projects. “Destin is a powerhouse storyteller with impeccable taste in material. As we continue to expand our roster, Destin’s unique voice will help usher in an exciting slate of content for our global audience,” according to Tara Duncan, president of Freedom & Onyx Collective.

More praise comes from Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer. “Destin is an amazing collaborator who brought a unique perspective and skill to ‘Shang-Chi,’” he said. “We had a fantastic time working together on the film and he has so many intriguing ideas for stories to bring to life on Disney+, so we’re thrilled to expand our relationship with him and can’t wait to get started.”

Cretton said,”I can’t wait to explore new stories and build new worlds with this community.” …

Show breezes

Shari Lynn

Tonight’s show tip: Shari Lynn graces the stage this evening (Dec. 10) at Medici’s at Manoa Marketplace. The club’s website has been plugging the gig as a holiday concert, but Shari says the program will embrace and honor the music of two late composers “whom I revere,” she says. Thus, Stephen Sonheim, the incomparable and prolific luminary of Broadway music and shows and
Dave  Frishberg, the legendary jazz pianist, composer and singer will be remembered via songs.

Shari’s usual accompanists will join her: keyboarder Jim Howard and bassist Bruce Hamada.  It’s likely a sell-out, so call club on availability. …

In a symphohic mood? The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra presents “Handel’s Messiah,” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow (Dec. 11) and  at 4:30 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 12) at the Hawaii Theatre. Jory Vinikour conducts; call the Hawaii Theatre for tickets. …

And that’s Show Biz. …

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