If you love martial arts movies then you are going to be in for a treat when Ip Man 4 comes out.
The Ip Man movies are based on legendary Wing Chun master Yip Man. He was the man that first taught the martial arts icon, Bruce Lee. In 2008 the first Ip Man movie starring Donnie Yen was released. The movie series has been a huge hit with martial arts fans with all three parts having some of the best fight scenes in martial arts movies.
Not only have the movies been huge hits with the martial arts community they have also done well financially. Each movie has performed better than the previous one with Ip Man 3 being the most financially successful. It grossed over 150 million dollars on a budget of a little over 35 million dollars. Now it seems that Ip Man 4 is gearing up to be an even bigger hit that Ip Man 3.
Jackie Chan will be in Ip Man 4.
The filming for Ip Man 4 recently wrapped and it has been reported by jaynestars.com that the highlight of the movie will be a battle between two legends of the martial arts cinema. Donnie Yen vs. Jackie Chan will be the highlight fight of the movie. Any fan of martial arts movies knows how big this is. Both of these men are legends in martial arts cinema.
Jackie Chan has long been a star and even worked with Bruce Lee early in his film career. He went on to become a worldwide star after he broke into the U.S. market with films such as Rush Hour.
The Ip Man series really got a boost in Ip Man 3 when Mike Tyson was brought in to play one of the villains. He squared off with Yen in a great fight scene midway through the movie.
Iron Mike had fans buzzing.
This won’t be the first time that Donnie Yen and Jackie Chan appear together in a movie. They have appeared together in Shanghai Knights (2003), The Twins Effect II (2004), and The Founding of a Republic (2009). The only time they have had any type of one on one fight was in Shanghai Knights, but the fights scenes in that movie are completely different than what the Ip Man movies are known for.
Their first time on screen.
Ip Man 4 will take place in Seattle where Bruce Lee has moved to start his school. Ip Man will be there to help the future legend. In Ip Man 3 Bruce Lee played a very small role, but it seems that his relationship with Ip Man will take more of a central role in Ip Man 4.
The release date for Ip Man 4 has not been announced yet, but it can’t come soon enough. It is definitely one movie that I will be looking forward to. I love watching both of their movies and together on screen with the Ip Man fight team they should create an amazing fight scene.