Have you heard? Donnie Yen will be returning as everyone’s favourite Wing Chun hero, Ip Man.
The martial arts superstar took to Twitter yesterday (Sunday, 19th March) to announce that production on “Ip Man 4” will begin next year. Yen also decided to whet our appetites with the film’s very first teaser poster.
Some prefer to call me the I P MAN. Filming begins 2018, I am back!
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— Donnie Yen 甄子丹 (@DonnieYenCT) March 18, 2017
Last September, the 53-year-old actor confirmed that he will be reprising his role as the gentle yet deadly Chinese grandmaster. He also pointed out that director Wilson Yip is returning. The previous instalments were all successful box office hits, so it makes sense that the duo would collaborate again.
“I want to share this very excit(ing) news with you all, my good friend Wilson Yip, who had directed all of my last 3 Ip Man series, tonight, we have decided to reunite and continue to make our next project together, Ip Man 4! Yes I-P-M-A-N part 4!” Yen wrote.
No other details have been provided so far, but many fans are speculating that “Ip Man 4” may centre on legendary martial artist and movie star Bruce Lee, who made a brief appearance during the last movie.