Well Go USA is answering the call once more for Donnie Yen fans the world around with a first teaser for the U.S. release of Ip Man 4. More than ten years since the first installment and roughly seven since I wrote an op-ed aspiring for a two-hander between Yen and actor Scott Adkins, it’s fan service to the fullest at this point, in particularly for a franchise spotlighting a style of martial arts that has taken life in various forms through other IP.
Ip Man’s life remains unchanged after his wife’s death, but he and his son are slowly drifting apart. To seek a better future for his son, Ip Man decides to travel to the U.S. only to find the stable, peaceful life abroad is only skin deep. Underneath lies a deep rooted racial discrimination that is far worse than he has expected. Ip Man re-examines his position and ponders on the reason he took up martial arts in the beginning.
The fourth and final chapter of the biopictoral saga centered on the legendary mentor behind screen legend Bruce Lee’s own posterity opens in theaters on December 25. Yen and Adkins are joined by Wu Yue, Van Ness Wu and Danny Chan.