UPDATE: A recent press conference for The Wandering Earth 2 was held with stars Wu Jing and Andy Lau in attendance.

Heavenly king and Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau (Shock Wave 2) has reportedly been confirmed to star in The Wandering Earth 2, a sequel to the box office science fiction hit released in 2019.

According to Far East Films, Lau announced in a recent broadcast that he will join the cast and reunite with his Shaolin (2011) co-star Wu Jing (Wolf Warrior 2), who is set to return for the sequel.

The Wandering Earth is based on a book by the same name written by science fiction writer Liu Cixin.

Grossing $700 million worldwide when released in 2019, the first film starred late veteran actor Ng Man-Tat (Shaolin Soccer) who recently passed away from liver cancer on February 27th this year.

The Wandering Earth 2 will be directed again by Frant Gwo and distributed by China Film Group.

The sequel is scheduled to be released during Lunar New Year in 2023.

SOURCE: Far East Films

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