Excitement abounds as the live-action adaptation of Chinese manhua Fox Spirit Matchmaker unveils its posters for the Lunar New Year. Filming for the franchise’s third installment, Fox Spirit Matchmaker: Wang Quan 狐妖小红娘王权篇, which began on January 5, 2024 has been ongoing for about a month. And the first official posters featuring Cheng Yi and Li Yitong showcase their captivating appearance.
Cheng Yi embodies the character of Wang Quan Fu Gui, a handsome swordsman with striking presence. Wang Quan’s costumes, which is either a plain white robe or adorned with hues of royal blue and gold accents, evokes a sense of power. Even the surname Wang Quan translates to “king’s power” while Fu Gui translates to, “wealth.”
This also marks another venture into historical costume styling for both leads especially Cheng Yi, who just had another hit with Mysterious Lotus Casebook.
Opposite Cheng Yi, Li Yitong portrays spider spirit Qing Tong with grace and elegance. Her costume is a vision of soft pastel colors, with shades of pale pink and purple complementing her beauty. Even her name Qing Tong which translates to “clear eyes” gives a glimpse of the story where Qingtong’s presence not only enriches Fu Gui’s life but also opens his eyes to the world beyond the confines of the Wangquan Family.
According to the manhua, Wang Quan Fu Gui is renowned as the strongest member of the Wang Quan family. Trained from a young age to serve as a weapon, he lives a life devoid of personal freedom. Qing Tong is initially sent as a spy to gather intelligence on the Wang Quan family, and the encounter between the main characters leads to a transformative journey and a romance across lifetimes.