Now THIS is what I call one heck of a trailer! The good folks at Well Go USA are set to handle the American distribution of the highly anticipated “Ip Man 3”, with the film making its stateside theatrical debut on January 22, 2016, following is release in China and Hong Kong in December. In the meantime, they’ve put together the first full trailer for the film following the previously released teaser, and all anyone should possibly say is “WOW!”
The legendary Yuen Woo-ping steps into the chair of action director for Donnie Yen’s third outing in his most iconic role, which will also feature an appearance by former World Heavyweight Boxing champion Mike Tyson.
We’re also treated to a brief but noticeable glimpse at Danny Chan in the role of Ip Man’s most famous student, the immortal Bruce Lee. Chan’s recently confirmed appearance in the film cuts against early reports that Bruce would be created through CGI for the film. Chan, who also just happens to be a Jeet Kune Do practitioner, has long been noted for his striking resemblance to Bruce, and even previously portrayed him in the television series “The Legend of Bruce Lee”. A better candidate for the job you’re not likely to find (at least, outside of Afghanistan, that is).
Audiences in the U.K. will get the chance to see the film during its premiere in London next month, with none other than Donnie Yen himself (currently in London filming “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) in attendance. London seems to be the perfect spot to premiere Donnie Yen movies, these days – as we attest to, seeing Donnie at the London premiere of “Kung Fu Killer” last October!
KFK’s official reviews on the first two “Ip Man” movies can be read here and here. Stay tuned for more info on the upcoming release of “Ip Man 3”, and be sure to follow Well Go USA on Facebook and Twitter.