UPDATE: MAAC has exclusively learned that current UFC superstars Jorge Masvidal and Derrick Lewis has joined the cast of Kickboxer: Armageddon!
Former UFC star Paige VanZant, who previously pulled out of Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018), has also signed on for Armageddon.
UPDATE: Martial arts star Scott Adkins (One More Shot) is set to join Alain Moussi in Kickboxer: Armageddon!
Adkins will play Cesare, a martial arts master who rules over a sadistic cult, the descendants of the REG (The Royal Elite Guard) of Burma. Cesare’s teaching philosophy involves learning through pain.
“Scott is an exceptional actor as well as a martial arts legend, and I am looking forward to working with him. I know our Kickboxer fan base cannot wait to see Scott and Alain in Kickboxer: Armageddon. From Undisputed to Accident Man, as well as The Bourne Ultimatum, Scott has impressed us all with his unique action style,” said director Dimitri Logothetis.
Despite previous reports, production is now set to start rolling this April in Biloxi, Mississippi.
UPDATE: The long in development Kickboxer: Armageddon is finally set to start production in January 2024. The film will see Alain Moussi return as Kurt Sloane as his world is turned upside down once again, when an explosion meant for him kills his wife and baby. With nothing left to lose, Kurt runs ferociously through the underground fight scene of Malaysia, training to track down and assassinate the man responsible, Master Durand’s twin brother Cesare.
UPDATE: See the Teaser Trailer below!
UPDATE: The third and final installment has changed its title to Kickboxer: Armageddon. Director Dimitri Logothetis stated:
“I finished writing the third film about a month and a half ago, it’s called ‘Kickboxer: Armageddon’. If you like ‘Retaliation’, ‘Kickboxer: Armageddon’ will blow your mind. The kind of fight sequences that I have for this are going to take us to a totally different level. I have a oner planned that’s going to top the oner in Retaliation. It’s going to take us to a completely different level and we’re just excited and we’re just looking forward to having a lot of fun doing that.”
He also revealed that Mike Tyson (Ip Man 3), Ronaldinho and Christopher Lambert (Mortal Kombat) are all set to return alongside Alain Moussi. Other notable stars who may appear this time around are UFC legends George St-Pierre (who had a role in Kickboxer: Vengeance), Uriah Faber, and Cody Garbrandt. Soccer superstar Neymar (xXx: Return Of Xander Cage) and rap legend Snoop Dogg are also in talks to join the fun.
Producer-writer Dimitri Logothetis recently revealed details about the third Kickboxer at the premiere of Kickboxer: Vengeance a few days ago.
The final film of the trilogy is titled Kickboxer: Syndicate, which is set to once again star Alain Moussi and will begin production in February 2017.
Kickboxer: Vengeance is now playing on-demand and in select theaters. The sequel Kickboxer: Retaliation starring Moussi, Jean Claude Van Damme, Mike Tyson, and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson aka The Mountain is currently in post-production.