A few nights ago, Jackie Chan and Jay Chou were at the Beijing International Film Festival. Apparently Chan stated that he has been disappointed with his son’s progress, and would like the pass the “kung-fu” torch to Jay Chou. Chou has had a good run in martial arts films, playing roles in both the Green Hornet and the Viral Factor. However, I don’t know if he’s really the one to be the next “big thing” for martial arts films.


I know that Chan isn’t really the only person who has a say in who is talented, but he also seems to be switching his attention from person to person. First he collaborated with Daniel Wu, who people thought would follow in Chan’s footsteps. Since then, there have been a number of different “young” stars that try to claim the top spot, but don’t make the cut. I don’t think there will be anyone that will replace Chan, but it’s important to support new talent at the same time. I think Jay Chou could do more with his talents, and maybe Rooftops will be the movie what brings it all together.

Either way, I’m just taking this as Jackie complimenting Chou and not really planning on letting him take anything over. What do you guys think? Does Chou have what it takes?

Source: HKTopTen


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  1. P J Italiano on April 30, 2013

    The gift of youth is a unique “anointing” if it is capitalized upon. The problem is most young persons without counsel and direction waste it on immoral and corrupt activities that take their beauty and their souls. They end up “used up” before their time. It is sad.. I don’t know if this kid is a martial artist or an extremely talented actor. Whatever I send him good-fortune.

  2. Xino on April 30, 2013

    more reason i dislike Jackie Chan:/