Thought that the Ip Man trend was over? Nope, it’s still going on quite nicely. For starters, Ip Man: Final Battle has finally begun filming. The film stars Anthony Wong as Ip, and is expected to finish shooting in 2 months.
I know that Wong has been training very hard for the role, but shooting the film in 2 months seems pretty fast to me. Maybe there will be more story elements to the movie than action, but I’m curious to see what he brings to the character that we know as Ip Man.
Next up, the TV series for Ip Man is getting help from both Wilson Yip and Ip Chun. This is pretty good news to fans, as Wilson Yip may be able to lend a helping hand to the direction of the series. I don’t think that the show will be linked to Donnie’s Ip Man at all, but having Ip Chun as a mentor will also help things remain accurate.
The series will star Kevin Cheng, who apparently beat out Vincent Zhao for the role. No other cast members have been announced yet, but it is scheduled to air sometime in December.
I’m a fan of the Ip Man films with Donnie, and we all knew this was going to happen. I don’t know if I’ll be rushing to see either of these projects when they come out, as I’ll be more interested in Donnie’s 3rd film as Ip. Regardless, I wish everyone the best and hope they impress us with their own, unique, Ip Man characters.