Well thank goodness actor Donnie Yen wasn’t psychic when he said that Ip Man 3 was probably his last kung fu flick for the foreseeable future, because come December of this year, the kung fu actor turned Star Wars warrior will be back to give martial arts buffs another dose of the Wing Chun grandmaster.
After ten long years, the final installment in the Ip Man series is a confirmed go with Donnie coming back to pick up where his character left off. The series’ fourth saga will see Ip Man stepping foot in America for the first time where his student, Bruce Lee, will be opening a Wing Chun school.
Interestingly, the film is set to premiere on the 20th of December, just a day later than the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premier date – which means Donnie (aka Chirrut Îmwe) will be going head to head against his former cast mates!
While the actor will be saying good bye to his iconic role as Ip Man, this doesn’t mean that he’ll be disappearing completely from the big screen since he’s slated to play Commander Tung in 2020’s live action remake of Disney’s Mulan. And yep I wouldn’t count on him disappearing from the Hong Kong movie scene either as I’m sure the actor still has many tricks up his sleeve.
donnie is the bomb! still remember him as Cheng Do in Drunken Tai Chi (still one of my fav) and how he was such a trouble maker! lol love him then and he's still awesome to this day. fighting donnie!
What a beautiful movie poster, with Ip Man standing in front of presumably U.S. army men. Except it s downright fantasy or ego play, since he's donning a traditional Chinese gentleman's garb with all the pride and dignity of one. Realistically, who is he to most Americans? His most famous contribution – Bruce Lee – well, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood says everything.