If it wasn’t for the idiot Coronavirus earlier this year, Jiang Ziya, the spectacular new follow up to Jiao Zi’s Fengshen Cinematic Universe inaugural, Ne Zha, would’ve enjoyed a promising Chinese New Year release stateside. Eight months later, Planos-based genre firm Well Go USA is proudly stamping an October 1 for the animated sequel, directed by Teng Cheng and Wei Li.
To earn his place amongst the gods, celestial army commander Jiang Ziya must vanquish a terrifying fox demon threatening the very existence of the mortal realm. After learning the creature’s fate is tied to that of a young girl, Jiang Ziya disobeys Heaven’s edict and spares the demon, resulting in his banishment to the mortal realm. Ten years later, he is given one more chance to complete the task, and Jiang Ziya must decide: is joining the ranks of the heavens worth the price of one innocent life?