UPDATE: Have a look at the latest China posters!
IP MAN 3 opens in China on March 4th.
UPDATE: Check out the latest U.S. Trailer below! Only 1 week away!
UPDATE: China character posters have been revealed with a China release date set for March 4th!
Also do not forget that ‘Ip Man 3’ will be opening in the U.S. on January 22nd. Head on over to WELL GO USA for showtimes.
UPDATE: Thailand poster!
UPDATE: Check out this new batch of U.S. character posters for the film below!
UPDATE: FINAL Trailer is HERE!
UPDATE: Have a look at these latest images of DANNY CHAN as ‘Bruce Lee’!
UPDATE: Teaser Trailer #2!
The film is set to open in Asia this Christmas and in the U.S. on January 22nd!
UPDATE: Hilarious MIKE TYSON interview on IP MAN 3 (Thanks to DANNY HO for pointing this out!).
UPDATE: The latest TEASER TRAILER for IP MAN 3 is here!
UPDATE: EXCLUSIVE on-set image featuring DANNY CHAN as ‘Bruce Lee’ with Donnie Yen’s ‘Ip Man’ and director WILSON YIP!
UPDATE: Have a look at the latest poster below along with new images!
UPDATE: After some investigation and information from a few sources, we can now CONFIRM that DANNY CHAN (Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle) is playing ‘Bruce Lee’ in the film!
As you can see in the poster below, Chan’s name is listed in the cast.
His IMDB page also listed his involvement. No stranger to playing ‘Bruce Lee’, Chan previously portrayed the character in the TV series ‘The Legend Of Bruce Lee’.
With ‘Bruce Lee’ supposedly being in his late teens when he first started training with ‘Ip Man’, there is obviously a major age gap compared to the 40 years old Chan. So our best guess is CGI may STILL be used to de-age Chan to look more like a teenage ‘Lee’. This type of “de-aging” special effects have successfully been done most recently on Michael Douglas in ‘Ant-Man’ and Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘Terminator: Genisys’.
Stay tuned for more details!
UPDATE: Check out the latest teaser poster for IP MAN 3 from Singapore! (Thanks to our good friend TIGER HENG for the image.)
UPDATE: Contrary to earlier reports, it was brought to my attention that SOME CGI MAY still be used ala ‘Paul Walker’ in ‘Furious 7’. An actor WILL be portraying ‘Bruce Lee’ in the film and CGI may still be added to alter the actor’s face. Here is a message that was sent from Magnum Films to our source:
Thank you to TIGER HENG for passing along this information to us.
Looks like we have to wait until the film comes out this Christmas to see exactly how ‘Bruce Lee’ will be portrayed.
Stay tuned for more details!
UPDATE: Magnum Film’s Sam the Man have revealed (via Weibo) that “Bruce Lee” will indeed still be appearing the film and is being portrayed by an actual actor. It will be a small part featuring a fight between ‘Ip Man’ and ‘Bruce Lee’.
UPDATE: It is to no surprise that the planned fully CGI BRUCE LEE will NOT be appearing in the film due to “copywrite issues” from the BRUCE LEE ESTATE. This was confirmed by Sam the Man, Magnum Films, the distributor of Ip Man 3 in Australia and New Zealand, who shared the news on their Weibo (the China-based microblogging service) account.
No words yet on if “Bruce Lee” will be in the film in ANY capacity.
Stay tuned for details.
SOURCE: City On Fire
UPDATE: The OFFICIAL TEASER is HERE!
Look out for the FULL trailer soon!
UPDATE: Latest BTS images featuring martial arts legend LEUNG KA YAN! (Thanks to our friend DANNY HO for the images.)
UPDATE: Check out the POLICY TEASER for IP MAN 3!
UPDATE: Mike Tyson. Check. Max Zhang. Check. Now lets throw in Thai martial artist/stuntman SIMON KUKE aka SARUT KHANWILAI in the mix as well! Kuke is best known for being part of Thai superstar TONY JAA’s stunt team.
For those fans who have been daydreaming about a match-up between Yen and Tony Jaa, this may be the CLOSEST thing we can get to that as far fighting style is concern. Kuke’s moves are very similar to Jaa’s. This will at least give us a taste of what a Yen vs Jaa showdown may potentially look like.
Christmas can not come soon enough!
UPDATE: DONNIE YEN announced via his Official Facebook Page that IP MAN 3 will officially be released this Christmas with the first trailer coming at the end of this month!
In the meantime, feast your eyes on these new images from the film featuring Yen, MIKE TYSON, and MAX ZHANG.
UPDATE: DONNIE YEN recently shared this new image from his Official Facebook Page.
Expect a release date announcement soon!
UPDATE: Production have officially wrapped on IP MAN 3 according to DONNIE YEN’s Official Facebook page!
Expect a trailer soon!
UPDATE: Teaser Poster for IP MAN 3 via DONNIE YEN’S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE.
UPDATE: MAX ZHANG vs. DONNIE YEN. (Thanks to DANNY HO for the images.)
UPDATE: Latest image of MAX ZHANG (The Grandmaster, SPL 2) on the set!
UPDATE: More on-set images, this time also featuring fight choreographer YUEN WOO PING directing the action! (Thanks to DANNY HO for the images.)
UPDATE: On-set image featuring DONNIE YEN with MIKE TYSON! (Thanks to DANNY HO for the image.)
UPDATE: Check out these images from the IP MAN 3 promotion in Shanghai featuring the cast and crew! DONNIE YEN vs MIKE TYSON. It is going DOWN! (Thanks to DANNY HO for the update.)
“Mike (Tyson)…you are a true champion and my idol! I would never dare step into the ring with you. But for this film I’m gonna try my very best to make the best fight battle in the history of all martial arts films! Together!” – Donnie Yen
UPDATE: FIRST OFFICIAL image from IP MAN 3!
Along with some more BTS images thanks to DANNY HO!
UPDATE: On-set image of DONNIE YEN in character as ‘Ip Man’ with co-star MAX ZHANG!
UPDATE: On-set images from IP MAN 3 featuring DONNIE YEN with fight choreographer YUEN WOO PING!
SOURCE: HK APPLE
UPDATE: Production on IP MAN 3 have hit a snag. BRUCE LEE Estate is seeking to stop the film from featuring his name and likeness. Even though Lee’s brother, ROBERT LEE supports the project and owns the intellectual property rights of Bruce Lee, BLE stated firmly that “Robert Lee does not own or control any intellectual property rights associated with Bruce Lee, including, without limitation, any rights to Bruce Lee’s name, likeness and image. Robert Lee does not represent BLE, nor is he authorized to represent any intellectual property rights in connection with Bruce Lee in any way.”
KRIS STORTI, the COO and general counsel of BLE, added that “BLE intends to seek all remedies available to it to stop Pegasus from including the computer-generated version of Bruce Lee in Ip Man 3.”
Lawyers are now involved to hash things out. Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon so production can continue as planned with ‘Bruce Lee’ in the mix.
Stay tuned for updates on this matter!
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
UPDATE: During the IP MAN 3 press conference in Shanghai DONNIE YEN was asked if he will continue making action movies as long as he physically can, Yen replied “Right now, the most important question for me is not whether or not my body can handle it, but whether or not a movie has creativity. Thus, Ip Man 3 may indeed be my last action film.”
The magic word is “may”. Yen have quite a few more projects lined up after ‘Ip Man 3’ including ‘The Master’, ‘Dragon City’, and his long awaited Hollywood leading role debut in ‘Noodle Man’. So I highly doubt ‘Ip Man 3’ will be his last action film. Lets just cross our fingers though. The world of martial arts action cinema will not be the same without the Yenster.
UPDATE: MIKE TYSON have joined the cast of IP MAN 3! Yes. You read that right. Pegasus Motion Pictures confirmed that former heavyweight boxing champion ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson will be duking it out with leading man DONNIE YEN in the epic finale of the ‘Ip Man’ franchise.
Pegasus chairman and ‘Ip Man 3’ producer RAYMOND WONG stated to THR: “Two years ago Mike Tyson opened up a Weibo (the Chinese micro-blogging site) account and the first question he asked was, ‘who is the best fighter in China?’ Someone answered him ‘Donnie Yen,’ and that gave me an idea. For the third installment in the Ip Man series, we want to have an explosive fight, and Mike Tyson versus Donnie Yen fits the bill.”
Tyson is taking on the role of a “property developer who is also a street fighting boxer.”
‘Ip Man 3’ will also be introducing a young BRUCE LEE into the mix but unfortunately producers were unable to find an actor that can match Lee’s screen presence, so they have decided to use “computer graphics to recreate the most authentic Lee in the film.”
Weather this means they will be enhancing an actor with CGI or going 100% CGI, we will just have to wait and see.
‘Ip Man 3’ started filming today in Shanghai, China on a $36 million budget. Stay tuned for more details!
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
UPDATE: According to JAYNESTARS, IP MAN 3D director WILSON YIP have asked DONNIE YEN to lose 30 pounds for the film. But Yen stated: “I am around 145 pounds right now, so it’s impossible to lose 30 pounds. Not only will I go to the hospital, I might die!”
30 pounds is a bit much. The lightest Yen have ever been was only 120 pounds.
Production on ‘Ip Man 3D’ is set to start in a few weeks.
UPDATE: MAX ZHANG have joined the cast of IP MAN 3D! He will reunite with fight choreographer YUEN WOO PING after working together on ‘The Grandmaster’. Look out for an epic match up between Zhang and DONNIE YEN!
Zhang can next be seen in SPL 2 with martial arts superstars WU JING and TONY JAA.
SOURCE: City Of Fire
Reported by JAYNESTARS, PEGASUS ENTERTAINMENT will be collaborating with DONNIE YEN’s production company SUPER HERO FILMS for three new projects. Pegasus’ head honcho RAYMOND WONG recently announced those three films to be IP MAN 3D, WESLEY, and THE SEVEN WEAPONS.
IP MAN 3D will once again be directed by WILSON YIP (SPL, Ip Man) with master YUEN WOO PING (Fist Of Legend, Iron Monkey) handling the fight choreography. This will be Woo Ping’s second ‘Ip Man’ project after also working on 2013’s award winning film ‘The Grandmaster’. This third and final installment in the Donnie Yen led ‘Ip Man’ trilogy will finally introduce ‘Bruce Lee’ into the mix. Filming is set to start sometime in March. (Thanks to DANNY HO for the image above.)
WESLEY will be based on the fictional character of the same name created by Chinese novelist/screenwriter Ni Kuang. The character was previously portrayed by Chow Yun Fat in 1986′s ‘The Seventh Curse’ and Sam Hui in 1987′s ‘The Legend of the Wisley’.
THE SEVEN WEAPONS (not to be confused with 2005’s ‘Seven Swords’ also starring Donnie Yen), which was originally a 2010 Wuxia TV series by Gu Long, focuses on seven interconnected stories with individual weapons as the respective themes.
In addition to these three new films, Yen have a number of other projects that have recently wrapped or is in pre-production including ICEMAN 2, CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGEND, THE MASTER, DRAGON CITY, and his Hollywood lead role debut NOODLE MAN with ROBERT DE NIRO and AL PACINO.
Looks like the Yenster will be having one helluva year! At 51 years old, Yen is still going as strong as ever. 2015 could be his biggest year yet!
Stay tuned for more updates!